Kalamazoo Fall 2013 Events on Climate Change

Awareness and Response:

Fall Events on Changing Climate

 

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, 2 p.m.

Flagpoles at WMU, adjacent to Wesley Foundation

350 Kalamazoo:

“Draw the Line” on the Keystone XL pipeline!

 

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

People’s Church, 1758 10th St N, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Dave Karowe, WMU Professor of Biological Sciences:

The Effects of Climate Change on Birds.

sponsored by the Audubon Society

 

Wednesday, Sept 25, 2013, 7 p.m.

Ethics Center, 105-107 Bernhard Center, WMU

Ron Kramer, WMU Professor of Sociology: 

Is Climate Change a Crime?  Moral, Legal and Political Perspectives.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7p.m.

Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 S Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Craig Brainard, Conservation Chair, Sierra Club of SW Michigan, and Steve Losher, Michigan Land Air Water Defense:

Don’t Frack Up My Environment!

Sponsored by the Sierra Club of SW Michigan.

 

Thursday, Sept. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S Park St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Michele Oka Doner:

The Ocean as Inspiration, the Ocean as Fabricator

 

Thursday, Sept. 26, 7p.m.

Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 S Rose St  Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Mark Cowell, Otsego farmer & former U. of Missouri Professor of Geography:

Consequences of Climate Change for America’s Biological and Agricultural Landscapes

 

Monday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.

1110 Rood Hall, WMU

Michigan Clean Air Advocates:

President Obama’s Climate Change Agenda


 

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7p.m.

WMU Office for Sustainability, 2529 W. Michigan Ave.

Harold Glasser, WMU Executive Director for Campus Sustainability:

Climate Change, Sustainability, and WMU’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

 

Thursday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.

Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 S Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Dave Karowe, WMU Professor of Biological Sciences:

Five Things Everyone Should Know About Climate Change

 

Thursday, Oct. 10 – Thursday, Oct. 17, 8a.m. – 9p.m.

1206 South Kohrman Hall, WMU

Art Exhibit, Spare Change: The art of climate

Sponsored by Environmental Studies Program and the Frostic School of Art

 

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 7 p.m.

Miller Auditorium, WMU

Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org and author of The End of Nature:

Notes from the Front Lines of the Climate Fight

Free and open to the public; registration required at:

www.wmich.edu/humanities/events/bill-mckibben.html

 

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, 7 p.m.

Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 S Rose St  Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Paul Clements, WMU Professor of Political Science:

The Politics of Climate Change

 

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6 to 8 p.m.

Habitat and Community Homeworks Warehouse, 810 Bryant Street

Home Energy Efficiency: New Home Construction and Retrofitting Existing Homes

Online registration required at:  www.habitatkalamazoo.org

or by phone 269-344-2443 x 206.

 

Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.

Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 S Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Cybelle Shattuck with Rev. John Boley,

Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice:

A Faith-Based Response to Climate Change

 

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, 7p.m.

Bernhard Center, WMU, West Suite (Rooms 208+209)

Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change, with elected officials.

Sponsored by WMU Institute of Government & Politics

 

Saturday, Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 N Westnedge Ave,  Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Public conference on “Biodiversity and Climate Change:

Towards a Climate Action Plan for Kalamazoo”

sponsored by KNC and Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones.

Online registration required at www.naturecenter.org, or by phone 269-381-1574.

 

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 to 4 p.m.

Habitat and Community Homeworks Warehouse, 810 Bryant Street

Home Energy Efficiency: New Home Construction and Retrofitting Existing Homes

Online registration required at:  www.habitatkalamazoo.org

or by phone 269-344-2443 x 206.

 

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. and again at 5 p.m.

The Little Theatre, corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Lane, Kalamazoo People’s Food Co-op and Kalamazoo Film Society:

Dirt! The Movie.

Each showing will be followed by a panel discussion exploring the role of food and agriculture in climate change.

 

Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 S Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Tom Small, WMU emeritus Professor of English:

Climate Change and the Transition Movement to Resilient Community

 

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.

3301 Friedmann Hall, WMU

Don Cooney, WMU Professor of Social Work:

Divesting from Big Oil: Building the Movement

 

November 21, 2013, 6 p.m.

2452 Knauss Hall, WMU

Kenneth Chang:

News Judgment vs. Opinion: Do I Have an Agenda When I Write about Global Warming? 

 

Sponsoring Partners:  The Western Michigan University Center for the Humanities, the Kalamazoo Nature Center, and the People’s Food Co-op of Kalamazoo