Wednesday, October 14, 2009

National Teach-In : The Day of National Engagement

NATIONAL TEACH-IN on global warming solutions

Read post-event article by Sarah Finn in the Colgate Maroon-News.
Read post-event article by Barbara Brooks to learn more about how the event turned out.

Watch this music video on climate change.

When: October 22 from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Food will be available!
Where: 27 Persson

Join a nine-member Colgate panel as we openly discuss issues of climate change.
This open forum will be focused on "350." 350 parts per million (ppm) is the amount of atmospheric carbon many scientists say we need to be at to prevent the worst impacts of global climate change. We are currently over 380 ppm of atmospheric carbon!

Are humans causing this rise in atmospheric carbon? To what degree? What will the impacts be? What (if anything) can we do about it? Should resources be focused on mitigation strategies or on adaptation?

Bring your questions to the forum! The audience is encouraged to participate.

This year's panel will be facilitated by Sustainability Coordinator, John Pumilio. The panelists include faculty members April Baptiste, Jake Brenner, Adam Burnett, Jason Kawall, Tim McCay, Paul Pinet, Bob Turner, and students Shea Frydenlund '10 and Michael Michonski '12.

Student organizers include: Katelyn Ciolino, Laura Isanuk, Lauren Frisch.

Watch the two-minute video produced by the organizers of National Teach-in.

For additional information, check out these websites:

Any questions contact John Pumilio (; ext 6487) for assistance!