Communicating Sustainability: Working for Justice
Sept. 15 - Oct. 1, 2020
Sustainability InFocus Co-directors (Dr. Alison Holiday, Chemistry; and Dr. Theresa Dougal, English), hope that you will be in touch: they can help advise about planning and orchestrating initiatives, programs, and projects, and may be able to provide limited funding. Email them!
The True Cost
Tues. Sept. 15, 7:00 pm
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes." [From https://truecostmovie.com/]
Zoom meeting link: https://moravian.zoom.us/j/96882464420?pwd=dU83aVdpcVloQnZ1NFRtcWZaN3RSZz09
The Use of Climate Models in the Simulation and Projection of Climate Change, Laura McBride’16
September 24 at 5:15pm
As a 2016 graduate of Moravian College, McBride's PhD research is focused on developing and evaluating climate models to determine how effective the Paris Climate Agreement pledges will be at keeping global warming to only 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. Starting with the basics of climate science, she will describe the role of models in science research.
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From Shallow Sustainability to Deep Sustainability: Our Common Future Requires Environmental Justice, Sam Grant
October 6 at 7pm
"I can't breathe" forms an intersection of environmental justice and social justice. Sam Grant works with frontline communities that are disproportionately impacted by environmental issues, yet historically excluded from the conversation. He directs an organization, MN350.org, that works to "ensure that all voices — white, black and brown; indigenous and immigrant; rural and urban — are heard and honored in securing a safe climate."