RPI has been involved in the planning of the Earth Sciences Communication Initiative (ESCI) since its beginning. The Earth Science Communication Initiative is a joint effort among USC, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Civic Center on Religion and Society, and the Annenberg School. See www.escinitiative.org . ESCI’s first public event was ClimatePalooza on January 24, 2013.
“ClimatePalooza …[was] a collaborative effort by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism to put a different focus on climate change. … Scientists, communicators, faculty, and students from across USC … approach[ed] climate preservation as the most extraordinary, exhilarating, and challenging venture that our society has yet faced.”