CANTON -- Climate change and its effects on the natural and human environment will be explored in a variety of discussions, presentations and exhibitions during St. Lawrence University’s Climate Change Forum, which will take place Sept. 18-19.
The theme of this year’s event is “Democracy in Action.” Each evening at 7 p.m. in Eben Holden, the forum will feature a presentation from environmental activists and leaders. On Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. sustainability advocate Jerry Bartlett will deliver a presentation titled “The Unsustainable Diet: Going against the grain.”
A panel discussion on environmental careers, featuring Andrea Ferro, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University, Alan Schwartz, professor and founder of the environmental studies program at St. Lawrence University and Hal Thomas ‘74, an environmental lawyer will be held at 3 p.m. Clarkson University’s Sustainable Synergy Club will present the program, SCORE (Student and Community Outreach on Rental Efficiency which aims to increase energy efficiency in off-campus student housing.
On Sept. 19 at 2 p.m.: Mel Tyree, professor of renewable energy at the University ofAlberta, will present on the future of zero-net energy homes. A panel discussion on worldwide climate change policy facilitated by Stephen Bird, assistant professor of political science at Clarkson University, Dan Dudek, vice president of the Environmental Defense Fund, and on Rosales, associate professor of environmental studies at St. Lawrence University will be at 4 p.m.
All events will be held in the Sullivan Student Center, Hannon Room. For more information visit www.stlawu.edu/.