Global Warming Week at Antioch January 28 to February 1, 2008

A group of Antioch faculty, students, and staff have joined together to sponsor Antioch’s participation in Focus the Nation: The National Teach-In on Global Warming, with over 1,400 colleges, universities, schools and civic groups across the United States now participating. All events are free and open to the public.

Educating Children and Youth about Global Warming: Issues and Strategies
Monday, Jan. 28
7 to 9 p.m., room 200 A/B
A panel discussion with environmental educators sharing the challenges and strategies for teaching children and youth about global warming in schools and in the community with Sarah van Gelder, editor, Yes Magazine and Peter Henry, teacher with Rethinking Schools.

Climate Change and the Cascade Snow Pack: What Can We Expect?
Tuesday, Jan. 29
4 to 5:30 p.m., room 201 A/B
Antioch geology instructor Ken Turner discusses the impact of climate change on the snow in the Cascades, with its implications for Puget Sound water supply and winter sports.

Film: “Who Killed the Electric Car?”
Tuesday, Jan. 29
7 p.m., room 100
This film chronicles the life and mysterious death of the GM EV1, examining its cultural and economic ripple effects and how they reverberated through the halls of government and big business. In 1996 GM launched its revolutionary EV1 electric vehicle – which required no gas, no oil changes, no mufflers, and rare brake maintenance – as a response to the California pollution crisis. Six years later, the fleet was gone. This film examines why this modern car, which ran on electricity and produced no emissions, disappeared.

National Focus the Nation Webcast: The 2% Solution
Wednesday, Jan. 30
5 to 6 p.m., room 118
Live Focus the Nation webcast featuring Stanford University climate scientist Stephen Schneider, sustainability expert Hunter Lovins, and green jobs advocate Van Jones from Oakland, California, as well as youth climate leaders proposing global warming solutions. Participants vote for their preferred solutions via cell phone.

Film: “Who Killed the Electric Car?” (see description Jan. 29)
Thursday, Jan. 31
Noon to 2 p.m., room 200 A/B

Business and Climate Change: How Companies Can Make Money While Saving the Planet
Thursday, Jan. 31
7 to 9 p.m., room 100
Kevin Wilhelm, CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting and Antioch adjunct faculty, facilitates an interactive presentation that highlights various ways in which climate change will impact business and how organizations can respond in a way that actually will improve profitability and environmental performance at the same time. Co-sponsored with the MA Programs in Leadership and Change, Global Issues and Perspectives.

Bamboo and Sustainable Development: A Climate-Friendly Opportunity
Friday, Feb. 1
3 to 4:15 p.m., room 100
Antioch MA Programs in Leadership and Change faculty Jonathan Scherch speaks about his international experience in collaborative research on bamboo resource systems in Asia, with a focus on related social, economic and environmental sustainability, and shows slides from his travels.

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