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Climate Change Education Programs

PERC's Climate Change and Sustainable Energy work team has called on all PERC institutions to  provide an event this calendar year to educate students and/or community about climate change. This web page hopes to capture all PERC campus Climate Change education events. Please share what's going on at your school regarding climate change education events and we will update the list.

The school events are listed alphabetically by school.
 Bucknell University

Renewable Energy Workshop.

Sat, April 27, 9am – 3pm at Larison Dining Hall

Bucknell's Solar Scholars provide workshops and classroom presentations upon request. To find out more, please contact faculty advisor Nate Siegel or Solar Scholars intern Mike Grasso. To view presentations from the most recent Renewable Energy Workshop click here.

Renewable Energy Workshop registration


Bucknell University
"The Island President"

The Bucknell University Environmental Center's spring Green Screens film series held a viewing of the film, "The Island President," on Tuesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre located at 413 Market Street in Lewisburg.

Admission to the film was $2 per person.

Jon Shenk’s film tells a story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced undefined the literal survival of one of the most low-lying countries in the world and everyone in it.

 Bucknell University
Sustainability Symposium
Thursday, March 28, 2013
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Vaughan Literature Building 100:
Leanne Freas Trout Auditorium

Learn more at: Sustainability Symposium
 Bucknell University

"Black Gold"

On Tues., April 2, 7:30PM, the 2006 documentary "Black Gold" will be shown in The Campus Theatre, located at 413 Market Street in Lewisburg.

The screening of "Black Gold" is sponsored by Weis Markets.  Instead of a panel discussion, a pre-film reception featuring fair-trade products will begin in the theatre lobby at 7 p.m.

Admission to the film was $2 per person.
"Black Gold" explores the international coffee trade and its ramifications for the farmers who grow coffee.

 Bucknell University
 "Burning in the Sun"

On Tues, April 23, 7:30PM the 2010 documentary "Burning in the Sun"
will be shown in The Campus Theatre, located at 413 Market Street in Lewisburg.

A post-screening discussion will be led by Dina El-Mogazi, Director of the BUEC Campus Greening Initiative.

Admission to the film showings is $2 per person.

Addressing climate change, poverty, and self-sufficiency, the film demonstrates how a small-scale, local business model can provide jobs, appropriate technology, and empowerment to people everywhere.


 Dickinson College
 March 27, 2013, 7:00 pm, ATS Auditorium. A lecture by David Orr on Black Swan events and their global impacts. This public lecture is about how we begin to design communities, regions, and nations to improve resilience and prosperity. We will examine one case study, the Oberlin Project, and the National Sustainable Communities Coalition. More information on PERC's Events page. Open to the Public.
 Dickinson College
  Bill McKibben, Front Line of the Climate Change Fight- April 11, 2013, 7:00 pm, ATS Auditorium. More information can be found here. McKibben will highlight the ways in which environmental groups are working around the country and the world to scientifically and politically challenge the power of the fossil fuel industry before it breaks the planet. Open to the Public.
 Franklin and  Marshall College
 On Wednesday, April 17th from 11:30-1, F&M will be giving SmartStrip Power Strips to all students who attend an educational event on climate change at the Wohlsen Center.
Students will also be able to recharge appliances with bikes and use a macro we developed to see how many biking hours their dorm rooms use each day. We hope that by letting students see how much energy it takes to actually power their lives, that they will think more about wasting energy.
The event will be open to students, faculty, and staff.
 HACC  2/28/13, Julia Knight, Director of the Office of Sustainability presented a Virtual CITE Presentation at HACC about the importance of higher education institutions teaching their students about Global Climate Change and how to incorporate those lessons into the college curriculum.
 Millersville          University In the Spring of 2013, John Dernbach, J.D., will be presenting: Acting as if Tomorrow Matters: Climate Change Realities and Opportunities at Millersville University. This event is free and open to the public, and free parking will be found on lots surrounding McComsey Hall.
 Millersville University
 On April 17th 2013 at 7pm EST , Bard CEP and the C2C Fellows Network are sponsoring A National Conversation on Democracy and Climate. The event is anchored in a nationwide screening of the film The Island President. It is accompanied with a webinar by Director Jon Shenk, Executive Director of, May Boeve,and Thilmeeza Hussain, former UN Representative from the Maldives.
Millersville University will be part of this momentous event with a screening in the McComsey Auditorium, Room 260. Dr. Kathleen Schreiber will be present to lead the discussion.
A recommendation to build an event around is a screening of
The Island President for students and community. 

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