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Climate Days Calendar

Climate Days 2010 – Be Part of the Conversation

Bowdoin College has committed to being carbon neutrality by the year 2020. Achieving this will take innovation and engagement by the entire Bowdoin community. This year's Climate Days will celebrate this approach by showcasing innovators who address climate change through a series of lectures, performances, and art installations. What is our responsibility in reducing our carbon footprint and how can we all help to move the college to carbon neutrality by 2020?

Film Competition. How are YOU committed?
In a video of 60 seconds or less, show us how you are helping to reduce Bowdoin's greenhouse gas emissions. What creative, fun, simple, or extreme actions do you take every day to reduce your carbon footprint? How are you getting involved in climate action? What "green" behaviors have you picked up since coming to Bowdoin? How are YOU committed?

Nominations due by April 8th. For more information, visit the Climate Matters contest page.

Green Jobs Dinner and Panel
Tuesday, Feb. 9th
Maine Lounge, Moulton Union

How can you find a job in the green sector? Come find out about emerging jobs in the "green jobs" field. Panelists include specialists in the energy and carbon market fields.

DJ SpookyDJ Spooky, Paul Miller ‘92
Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctic
Thursday, Feb 11 Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall 7:30 pm

Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica incorporates field recordings and audio samples from Miller's visit to Antarctica, transforming the artist's first-person encounter with the continent's harsh, dynamic landscape into a large-scale multimedia performance.

Common Hour with DJ Spooky
Friday, Feb. 12th 12:30-1:30
Kresge Auditorium, VAC

A Ton of Carbon Emissions: Installation and Opening Reception
Monday, February 15
4:00 – 6:00pm, Opening remarks at 4:30pm.
Morrell Lounge, Smith Union
Part of Innovation for Change series, McKeen Center

By creating a 3-D sculpture, Madelyn Sullivan '10 invites the campus community to consider tangible ways in which to reduce our individual and collective carbon emissions.

The Right to Relocation: Disappearing Island Nations and Common Ownership of the Earth: Public Lecture
Mathias Risse, Santagata Lecture
Tuesday, February 16
7:30pm, Main Lounge, Moulton Union
Part of Innovation for Change series, McKeen Center

Using the case study approach, Mathias Risse (Associate Professor of Public Policy and Philosophy at the Harvard Kennedy School) introduces the plight of small island nations whose existence is threatened by global climate change and helps illuminate what moral claims they have to international aid.

John GoldLondon 2012, Olympic Legacy and the Challenge of Sustainable Urbanism
John Gold, Professor of Urban Historical Geography and a member of the Institute for Historical and Cultural Research at Oxford Brooks University, Oxford, UK
Thursday, March 4 7:30 pm
Kresge Auditorium, VAC

At the heart of its bid for the 2012 games, London promised to offer the first "Sustainable" Games, setting new standards for the world to follow.

FiDisappearing Islandslm: Sun Come Up
Jennifer Redfern, Director/Producer
Monday, March 8th 7:30 pm
Kresge Auditorium, VAC
Sponsored as part of Women's History Month

Sun Come Up presents the human face of climate change and a people faced with the loss of a land in which their identity is rooted.

Imagining Place
Jane Brox- Coastal Studies Scholar in Resident
Part of the McKeen Center's Literature through a Lens
Wednesday, April 7 7:30 pm
Shannon Room, Hubbard Hall

Jane Brox will speak from her personal experience on agriculture and the family farm.

Locavore Dinner and video competition
April 22 5:30-8:00
Thorne Dining Hall

This year's Climate Days will culminate in a community locavore dinner. Top nominees for the "How I am Committed" video competition will be shown during the dinner and voted on by the Bowdoin community.

Sponsors of Climate Days events

President's Climate Commitment Advisory Committee, Sustainable Bowdoin, Environmental Studies, McKeen Center for the Common Good, Arctic Studies, Gender and Women Studies, Africana Studies, Music Department, History Department, Coastal Studies Center, Department of Athletics, English Department, Evergreens, Bowdoin Architecture and Design Association , Santagata Lecture Series, Common Hour. Support provided by the Mellon Foundation