UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders to a Climate Summit 2014 this September in New York to galvanize and catalyze climate action. He has asked these leaders to bring bold announcements and actions to the Summit that will address climate change. In recognition of the significance of this event, MU is holding a series of climate-related events.
Climate Change Discussions on Campus
Thursday, October 2 at 4 p.m. in SMC 24
Jim Sandoe (pictured right) of the Climate Reality Project will show vivid illustrations of the impacts of climate change across Earth and give the science and solutions behind them. Jim will just have returned from the People’s Climate March and will be able to share its story. Share your concerns and ask your questions!
FREE SCREENING - "The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community” | Monday, October 13 at 7 p.m. | Reading, PA | Sponsored by Berks Peace Community.
At least one of the filmmakers will be there and there will be a panel discussion following the film. "THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of the society, and the lives of billions of people. Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. Amongst those featured are Bill McKibben, Joanna Macy, Roger Payne, Richard Heinberg, Gus Speth, Stephanie Kaza, Nikki Cooley and Ben Falk."
Location: R/C Theatres, 30 North 2nd Street, Reading (free parking in garage across the street). Carpools will be set up to travel to the event. Contact Dr. Kathy Schreiber at Kathleen.Schreiber@millersville.edu if you would like to be part of a carpool to the event.
People’s Climate March, September 21, 2014, New York City
On September 21 eight MU students traveled with Citizens’ Climate Lobby –Lancaster to the People’s Climate March in New York City to ask world government leaders to propose bold actions to address climate change. It is believed that over 400,000 people attended the event. 2646 simultaneous marches were held in 163 countries all around the world. More information at: http://peoplesclimate.org/