Several lectures sponsored by the Whitman Campus Climate Challenge, a Webcast of “The 2% Solution,” and a panel of Walla Walla’s three college presidents are planned Monday, Jan. 28, through Thursday, Jan. 31, as the campus engages in the lead-up to Thursday’s Focus the Nation. This national teach-in is designed to engage millions of students, citizens, political leaders, and decision makers about global warming solutions.A list of Whitman events follows. For more information on the national teach-in, go to http://www.focusthenation.org/nationalteachin.php.

Monday, Jan. 28

Lecture:The Whitman Campus Climate Challenge presents “Kill the Lorax? Rethinking Climate Change Activism and Politics” by Phil Brick, professor of politics, at 7:30 p.m. in Olin 130.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Lecture: The Whitman Campus Climate Challenge presents “Carbon Sequestration in Soils” by Nick Bader, visiting assistant professor of geology, at noon in Reid 207.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Lecture: The Whitman Campus Climate Challenge presents “How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic” by Kari Norgaard, assistant professor of sociology and environmental studies, at 7:30 p.m. in Olin 130.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Lecture: The Whitman Campus Climate Challenge presents “In the Absence of a Sensible Energy Policy” by Don Snow, senior lecturer of environmental studies and humanities, at noon in Reid 207.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Webcast: Focus the Nation will stream a free, live, interactive Webcast called The 2% Solution at 5 p.m. in Olin 130. Stanford University climate scientist Stephen Schneider, sustainability expert Hunter Lovins, green jobs pioneer Van Jones and youth climate leaders will discuss global warming solutions. Audiences can weigh in with cell phone voting.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Lecture: The Whitman Campus Climate Challenge presents “Ecological Responses to Climate Change—Why the future may be even more different than you think” by Tim Parker, visiting assistant professor of biology, at noon in Reid GO2.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Lecture: The Whitman Campus Climate Challenge presents "Focus the Nation: It's crunch time" by Christine Ervin, first president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, at 7 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium. Her talk will be followed by a panel discussion led by the presidents of Whitman College, Walla Walla University and Walla Walla Community College.

 

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CONTACT: Lenel Parish, Whitman College News Service, (509) 527-5156

Email: parishlj@whitman.edu