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Nov 15: Cool Science Art Competition (Lowell, MA)

Cool Science invites students of all ages to create and submit a visual work of art about climate change. The best 6 entries will be placed throughout Lowell’s mass transit system in 2013 and be seen by thousands of people every day! Winning students and their schools will receive $200 in gift certificates. Visit: http://www.uml.edu/Education/Coolscience/faqs.aspx for FAQ’s about the competition. Visit: http://www.uml.edu/Education/Coolscience/Submit-Your-Artwork/default.aspx for submission specific information. Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2012.

October 4-6: Peace and Justice Studies Annual Conference at Tufts University

The Peace and Justice Studies Association, in conjunction with the Tufts Initiative on Climate Change and Climate Justice, announces its 2012 annual conference…

“Anticipating Climate Disruption: Sustaining Justice, Greening Peace”
October 4-6, 2012
Tufts University

The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) Conference Committee invites you to attend our 2012 Annual Meeting, to be held on the campus of Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts (Boston metro area), from Thursday October 4 through Saturday October 6, in conjunction with the Tufts Initiative on Climate Change and Climate Justice. We will be featuring presentations from a wide range of disciplines, professions, and perspectives on the many complex issues now unfolding amidst disruptive climate change, which promises to be among the most significant social justice concerns in the 21st Century.

Our impressive list of keynote speakers and plenary session panelists includes: Christian Parenti (Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence), Ken Conca (Environmental Peacemaking), Betsy Hartmann (“Don’t Beat the Climate War Drums”), Ellie Perkins (“Women and Participatory Water Management”), Darlene Lombos (Community Labor United), Burt Lauderdale (Kentuckians for the Commonwealth; New Power Initiative), Wenonah Hauter (Executive Director, Food & Water Watch), Gregor Wolbring (University of Calgary; energy and water ethics), John Peck (Family Farm Defenders), Greg White (Climate Refugees or Mere Migrants: Climate-Induced Migration, Security, and Borders in a Warming World), and Julian Agyeman (Just Sustainabilities), with more to be announced soon…

 

Events open to students will be announced at a later time.

May 5: Climate Impacts Day, 350.org

It’s time to Connect the Dots between climate change and extreme weather.

Protest, educate, document and volunteer along with thousands of people around the world to support the communities on the front lines of the climate crisis. Start an event here!

Record-breaking heat waves in Russia, wildfires in Australia, floods in Thailand. Every time we pick up the newspaper and read about another record-breaking natural disaster, it becomes increasingly clear that climate change is not a future problem — it’s happening right now.

Connect the Dots is a project of 350.org and its partner organizations, to shine a spotlight on the connections between extreme weather and climate change. They will use those connections to issue a wake-up call for our communities, the media, and our politicians.

They’ll kick off the project with Climate Impacts Day on 5/5/12, when thousands of communities around the world come together to take action to Connect the Dots and call for urgent action to stop the climate crisis.

Who: You, your neighbors, family, friends, and the rest of climate movement.

What: Actions – rallies, presentations, art projects, and more – that help your community connect the dots between extreme weather and climate change.

Where: All over the world.

When: May 5, 2012 (and beyond)

Why: Because climate change is not a future problem. It is happening right now, and it is devastating communities around the world. The world needs a wake-up call, and there’s no time to lose.

Apr 20: “Overcoming the Challenges of Climate Change” with Prof. Moomaw

AN EARTH DAY TALK WITH PROFESSOR WILLIAM MOOMAW:
OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE

When: Friday April 20th @ 11am

Where: Tufts Institute of the Environment’s Multipurpose Room, Miller Hall, 210 Packard Ave

Why: Because we care about the future of this planet, and too little attention is currently being paid in the United States to how we can solve the problems of climate change. Come learn – and suggest – what we can do about it. Refreshments will be served!

Professor Moomaw is the Professor of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School and Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy. He is a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Co-Sponsored by Tufts Institute of the Environment, Tufts Office of Sustainability, The Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, the Climate Policy and Planning Coalition (CPPC), and Fletcher GREEN.

Climate Change Continuing Education Symposia for Faculty

FREE weekly webinars on Tuesdays, 3 pm Eastern Time

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD) and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)  invite you to participate in a series of free weekly webinars that will introduce you to exciting resources for teaching about climate change science and solutions that are located on the CAMEL (Climate Adaptation and Mitigation E-learning) web portal (www.CAMELclimatechange.org).
NCSE will provide a “digital badge” of participation to registered faculty members.
Each free webinar will feature a faculty member discussing a teaching module or exercise and how to use it in your teaching. The modules to be discussed are designed for undergraduate students, primarily at an introductory level.

Webinar Schedule:

1.       March 20 - Introduction to the CAMEL Resource,  Andy Jorgensen, University of Toledo
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2.       March 27 - David Kitchen, University of Richmond, Recent Climate Change
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3.       April 3 - Arnold Bloom, Un. California – Davis, Climate Change and Wine
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4.       April 10 -  Kevin Spigel, Unity College: A Mini-Module Approach to Understanding Climate Change
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5.       April 17 -  Tricia Mynster, University of Nevada – Las VegasClimate Change Impacts on Colorado River Water Supply
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6.       April 24 -  Octaviana Trujillo, Northern Arizona University and Teresa Newberry, TOCC – Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Climate Change
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7.       May 1 -  Dave Hassenzahl, Chatham University, NASA Time Machine Visualization
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8.       May 8  - Stephanie Pfirman and Patrick Callahan, Barnard College
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9.       May 15 - Mike Finewood, Chatham University,  Climate Change and Food
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10.   May 22  - Lisa Bosman and William Van Lopik, College of the Menominee, Climate Change and Energy from an American Indian Perspective
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