|9:30-10:45 in Library Events Area|
Climate economists have described Climate Change as “The Mother of All Externalities.” Shifts in global ecosystems resulting from the industrialization of human economies will affect virtually all of humanity and will require broad international policy cooperation if we are to avoid their worst potential consequences. It is both extremely complex and extremely controversial.
Amanda Shepherd is well qualified to present a public lecture on the science of Climate Change. She graduated from the Department of Earth and Environmental Systems at Indiana State University, earning both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in geology. Her research experience includes studies in paleooceanography and paloeclimatology.
Amanda is the Hoosier Environmental Council’s Outreach Coordinator. She leads HEC’s efforts at engaging grassroots volunteers and building grasstops contacts in order to build the organization’s ability to better the lives of people, animals, and the environment in Indiana. Amanda develops multi-platform educational materials, researches information regarding legislative districts across the state, heads HEC’s Greening Your Community Initiative, and manages our Environmental Advocate volunteer program. Amanda’s professional experience includes work in the private sector, teaching, and scientific research. Her voluntary work includes serving as a regional coordinator for Sustainable Indiana 2016 and advancing a unique grassroots effort around climate change. Amanda has a B.S. and M.S in geology from Indiana State University, where she performed research in the fields of paleoceanography and paleoclimatology.
Amanda is reachable at email@example.com and (317) 685-8800, ext. 109
Ms. Shepherd’s visit to Indiana State University is sponsored by the Hoosier Environmental Council, the Indiana State University Department of Economics and Cunningham Memorial Library.
[info reprinted from ISU News]
The new mini-recycling center in the library’s lobby was officially dedicated on November 15th. It’s one of three units purchased by TREES, Inc. and Baesler’s Market and donated for placement in several locations with high pedestrian traffic and strong support for environmental efforts. (The other two mini-recycling centers were placed in Vigo County Public Library and the main entrance to Baesler’s Market in Terre Haute.)
Joy Sacopulos, TREES, INC., spoke at the ceremony and presented certificates of appreciation to Library Dean Robin Crumrin, to Kristine O’Hare (Baesler’s Market) and to Paul Reed (ISU Recycling).