climate : CHANGE

Several St. Lawrence faculty and staff members have come together to plan a multi-day campus conference on climate change for March 21-25, 2011. Entitled "climate: CHANGE: acting together on sustainability, climate change and environmental justice," the event will engage faculty, students, staff, and the surrounding community. The conference will feature notable presenters on environmental issues: Michelle Roberts, Foster Brown, Jerry Jenkins and Bill McKibben and will include a poster competition for local middle and high school students on issues of climate change, a film festival dealing with social and environmental issues and an art installation with recycled materials.

Michelle Roberts, Campaign & Policy Coordinator for Advocates for Environmental Human Rights in Washington, D.C., will be our first presenter; her talk is entitled "The Politics of Climate Change: Innovative Legal Justice Advocacy."

Foster Brown, environmental geochemist and senior scientist, Woods Hole Institute, is coming to give a talk on "Climate Change and Its Synergies With Global Environmental Change."

Jerry Jenkins, who is the founder & director of the White Creek Field School and an expert in botanical survey and forest ecology, will present on "Climate Change in the Adirondacks."

Author, leading environmentalist, and Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College Bill McKibben will speak on "Global and Local: Updates from the Climate Fight."

Each day of the conference will include presentations, programs, and classroom visits, as well as open events such as lectures and panel discussions.

Quick Links:

Date

Time

Event

Location
map of campus

Monday, Mar. 21

12pm

Talk on ‘the Science of Climate Change'

Winston Room, Student Center

12:30pm

Hot Chocolate, cupcakes and trash art by Thea Alvin

In front of the Student Center

4:15pm

Panel discussion on Environmental Justice and Advocacy

Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall

7:30pm

Talk by Michele Roberts: 'The Politics of Climate Change: Innovative Legal Justice Advocacy'

Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall

9:30pm

Sarah Johnson Redlich Movie presentation: ‘Secrets of the Tribe'

Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall

Tuesday, Mar. 22

4:15pm

Panel discussion on Global Climate Change

Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall

7:30pm

Talk by Dr. Foster Brown: "What is the world doing about climate change?"

Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall

9:30pm

Sarah Johnson Redlich Movie presentation: ‘Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders'

Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall

Wednesday, Mar. 23 

12pm

Talk by climate: CHANGE artist in residence, Thea Alvin

Griffiths 123

4:15pm

Panel Discussion on Understanding Climate Action Plans and Planning

Eben Holden Center

7:30pm

Talk by Jerry Jenkins: 'Climate Change in the Adirondacks'

Eben Holden Center

9pm

Sarah Johnson Redlich Movie presentation: ‘Miss Representation'

Hepburn Auditorium, Room 218

Thursday, March 24

 

12-5pm

Free jean patching-while you wait

Student Center, Ground Floor

7:30pm

Talk by Bill McKibben: 'Global and Local: Updates from the Climate Fight'

Eben Holden Center

Friday, March  25

1:30-7:30pm

A festival of films by producer Sarah Johnson Redlich

Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall

1:30pm

'Secrets of the Tribe' - 97 minutes

3:30pm

'Living in Emergency' - 93 minutes

5:30pm

'Connected: A declaration of Interdependence'

7:30pm

'The last Mountain' - 95 minutes

 

Information for Visitors to Campus:

Visitor parking is available in Lots J, D and H.  Click here for a map of campus locations.  For information on parking policies and visting our campus, please visit our Vistor Information page.  

 

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