Also see GREENetwork for more environment-related events.
"Before The Flood" Film Screening & Discussion Tuesday, February 7, 2017 7:00-9:00 pm CNS C101
Before The Flood (2016) is a documentary about climate change starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Come watch this important film and engage in a brief discussion on how you can get
involved and promote sustainability in your community. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by IWU Environmental Studies Program, JWP Audubon, and IWU student groups:
Sierra Student Coalition, Peace Garden, College Democrats, The Multifaith Ambassador
Program, Peace Fellows, the Sustainability Educators and Pi Sigma Alpha.
"The Flint Water Crisis: A Journey for Justice" Founders' Day Convocation Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:00am Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P. is the pediatrician who blew the whistle
on the lead crisis with Flint, Michigan's drinking water last year, drawing national
attention to a problem affecting this disproportionately poor and minority community.
Dr. Hanna-Attisha is the director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Hurley Medical
Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State
University College of Human Medicine. Her activism reflects Illinois Wesleyan's commitment
to social justice and sustainability.
"Better Growth or Better Climate: Do We Need to Choose?" President Felipe Calderon, Stevenson Lecturer Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:30 pm Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall
Felipe Calderon, former President of Mexico (2006-2012), will be the year's second
speaker as part of the Adlai E. Stevenson Lecture Series. Calderon previously served
as Mexico's Secretary of Energy. Currently, he is a member of the Advisory Council
of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), member of the Board
of the World Resources Institute, and chairman of the Global Commission on the Economy
and Climate. He has been honored as a world leader on environmental issues and is
the founder and president of the Sustainable Human Development Foundation. More information
Environmental Studies Internship Information Panel Monday, March 27, 2016 7:00 pm State Farm Hall (SFH) 103 Illinois Wesleyan University
Do you want to gain real-world experience? Are you wondering what types of internship
options are available? On Monday, March 27 at 7:00pm in SFH 103 come learn more about
internships in the environmental field, how to find and apply for different options,
and how to get class credit. Students will also share their first-hand experiences
at various internships, giving more insight and helping you find a good fit. Sponsored by the IWU Environmental Studies Program.
“Is Everything Linked to Everything Else?: Sustainable Development and Climate Change” The Honorable Dr. Gro Brundtland, Stevenson Lecturer Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:30 pm Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall
Dr. Gro Brundtland, the first female Prime Minister of Norway, considered the "mother
of sustainability," will speak as part of the Adlai E. Stevenson Lecture Series. Dr.
Brundtland is best know in the environmental field for chairing the United Nations
Brundtland Commission on Environment and Development, from whence was popularized
the term "sustainable development." She also served as the Director General of the
World Health Organization. More information here.
"The End of Water As We Know It" Dr. Seth Darling (Argonne National Laboratory) Friday, April 14, 2017 4:00 pm CNS (Location TBA)
We are witnessing the end of the golden age of water. Freshwater was once abundant,
cheap, and safe for humans, but that is changing rapidly. Couple that with the fact
that over the next 35 years, the world's demand for water will rise by 55 percent,
and it's no wonder that water technology and management figure to shape the 21st century
much like oil conflicts influenced the 20th century. So how can he reshape a better
future for water? In his talk, Dr. Seth Darling will discuss how we got to this point,
what lies ahead, and what can be done now to respond and adapt. Seth B. Darling is
a Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a Fellow at the Institute for Molecular
Engineering at the University of Chicago. Dr. Darling has published over 100 papers
and a popular book on climate change, holds several patents, and lectures widely on
topics related to energy, climate, and water. Sponsored by IWU Physics Department.
“Sustainable" (A Food Film) Film Screening and Discussion Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:00-9:00 pm Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library
Sustainable (2016) weaves together expert analysis of America's food and farming system
with a powerful narrative of one extraordinary farmer who is determined to create
a sustainable future for his community. Amidst the cornfields of Illinois lives the
hero of the film - Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer who watched his land
and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create
a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers
the sustainable food movement in Chicago. The film reveals the devastating consequences
that await human health and the environment if the current food crisis is left unchanged.
And it unearths the future of agriculture - a marriage of age-old tradition and groundbreaking
science – connecting the dots between agriculture, the environment, economics and
public health. Sustainable empowers audiences and gives them hope for the future -
that through this food revolution, we can all save humanity. More information - http://sustainablefoodfilm.com/. Sponsored by the IWU Environmental Studies Program.