April 18: Celebrate EARTH DAY – The Science of Climate Change: A Public Lecture by Amanda Shepherd

 

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 ashepherd@hecweb.org 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]

Mini-Recycling Center Dedicated on ‘America Recycles Day’

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).

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Tues. Oct. 25: ISU’s CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY DAY

A variety of programming, with a movie in the Library Events Area finishing off the day.

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Movie Info This Changes Everything

Movie Trailer This Changes Everything[2:22]

from trailer:

Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller. Filmed over 211 days in nine countries and five continents over four years, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?

April 13: Poetry with Environmental Themes

Special event for the ICS seminar this week- A poetry reading

 

April 13, 2016 –  12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 316

Info: Eric Anderson – 812-237-8052 – eanderson@indstate.edu

A poetry reading and slide show of work that includes environmental and conservation themes will be put on by students and faculty from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Room 316.

This event is a departure from the usual more academic seminars that have been held weekly for the Institute for Community Sustainability seminar series this term. The public and students in particular are invited.