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Road to Paris - Climate Education 2015 - Sustainability at Wake Forest

Sustainability at Wake Forest

Road to Paris – Climate Education 2015

Road to Paris – Climate Education 2015

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Beyond Coal – Report from the Front

Wednesday, October 21st from 12:00-1:00pm

Mary Anne Hitt, Director of Beyond Coal for the Sierra Club, will present this portion of the National Climate Seminar series.  In 2012, Mother Jones described the Beyond Coal campaign as “a grassroots rebellion [that] is winning the biggest victory yet on climate change.”  Join WFU SEAC for a listening party in the Campus Kitchen lounge. RSVP by 10/20 for complimentary lunch. Can’t make it to the lounge? Dial in: 845-746-2287, with no code.

The event is free and open to the public. Click here for full event details.

 


 

Amazon Gold and Q&A with producer Sarah DuPont

Amazon gold

Tuesday, October 27  at 7:00pm in Broyhill Auditorium, Farrell Hall

Join Net Impact and the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability for a showing of Amazon Gold, a documentary about illegal gold mining in the Amazon. Following the film, producer Sarah DuPont and illegal mining expert Enrique Ortiz will host a brief panel.

The event is free and open to the public. Click here for full event details.

 


 

No Money Down: The Future of Solar

Wednesday, November 4 from 12:00-1:00pmlhunterlovins-different1951

Hunter Lovins, President of Natural Capitalism Solutions will present this portion of the National Climate Seminar series. As president of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS), Hunter Lovins educates senior decision makers in the business case for a Regenerative Economy. Join WFU SEAC for a listening party in the Campus Kitchen lounge. RSVP by 11/3 for complimentary lunch. Can’t make it to the lounge? Dial in: 845-746-2287, with no code.

The event is free and open to the public. Click here for full event details.

 


 

Merchants of Doubt Film Screening

Merchants of Doubt

Wednesday, November 4th at 7:00pm in the ZSR Library Auditorium

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin.  Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

The event is free and open to the public. Click here for full event details.

 


 

New Rules for Climate Protection: Student and Citizen Action to Change the Future 

with Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Goodstein

Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 pm in the ZSR Library Auditorium

The year 2015 will be the hottest ever recorded, shattering the record set just last year. According to the World Bank, without a change in direction, the planet will heat up another six degrees within the lifetime of today’s students. In Paris this December, President Obama and other world leaders will make pledges to cut global warming pollution. What legal authority does the President have to make this pledge? What action will be required at the state and community level to deliver on the US commitment? How can students make a difference?

Dr. Goodstein will introduce the Power Dialog, an effort to mobilize 10,000 students to engage in face-to-face dialog with state-level regulators about implementing the Clean Power Plan. To activate the Dialog, hundreds of faculty will take their classes on coordinated field trips to their state capitols. The Dialog gives students a voice in critical decisions that will determine their future, and the future of the earth.

The event is free and open to the public. Click here for full event details.

 


 

Road Map to Paris – Your Guide to COP21

COp21

Moderated discussion featuring: John Knox, UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and the Environment 

Thursday, November 19 at 7:00pm in Broyhill Auditorium, Farrell Hall

What is the Conference of Parties (COP) and why is everyone talking about their 21st meeting in December? Which countries are likely to make climate mitigation pledges and will those pledges add up to enough to avoid global calamity?  Are good faith promises enough? Why would countries actually meet their commitments without some kind of enforcement mechanism?  Will the fairly massive promises of financial assistance to poorer countries actually going to be carried out?  What form will the agreements take? Why would the US sign a treaty that the US Senate is unlikely to approve?

Bring your own questions about the talks and follow along as we unveil a Road Map to Paris.

The event is free and open to the public. Click here for full event details.