Dr. Sean Kay is hosting a Zoom to the Classroom event this Tuesday at 12:00-1:00 PM – over the lunch hour. This is built around his Environmental Politics and Policy course, but all are very welcome to join: please email Dr. Kay for a Zoom invite.
Our guest this week is Lauren Sullivan, who with her husband Adam Gardner of the band Guster, formed Reverb – one of America’s most active non-profits working in the music industry, in particular, green rock and roll touring – they work with groups from the 1975, to Dave Mathews to Santana and many more. This will be a fun chance to take a deep dive into how environmental non-profits work and how they intersect with mass culture in the United States.
Details on what Reverb does:
We partner with Musicians, Festivals and Venues to green their concert events while engaging fans face-to-face at shows to take environmental and social action.
We create and execute comprehensive programs to reduce concert and tour footprints from eliminating single-use water bottles to coordinating local farm food to fueling sustainable biodiesel in tour buses to composting and donating food waste and much more. See Example HERE
In our fan-facing Action Villages, concertgoers connect with local and national nonprofits and campaigns, fill up at our RocknRefill free water stations, win prizes like signed guitars, and ticket upgrades for taking action, and much more.
How can we hack ‘business as usual’ for our campuses and communities to face our current crises better and together? Join us via Zoom for a virtual series of sessions grappling with global warming, including the critical matters of racial equity and climate justice.
Organized by Rutgers University.
- Thursday, October 15th 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
- Friday, October 16th 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
- Saturday, October 17th 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Featured speakers include:
- Ana Baptista | Environmental urban planner; Chair, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Graduate Program, The New School for Social Research
- Sabre Bee | Co-founder, Newark Water Coalition
- Kristi Pullen Fedinick | Biologist and Director, Science and Data, Natural Resources Defense Council
- Roderick Ferguson | race, sexuality and critical studies, Yale University
- Yvette Jordan | Educator, Newark Public Schools; Founding member, Newark Education Workers Caucus
- Winona LaDuke | (Anishinaabekwe) Organizer and eco-economist, Founder, Honor the Earth
- Helena D. Lewis | Poet, Playwright, and Doctor of Social Work, New Jersey
- Max Liboiron | (Métis) Science and technology studies and Co-founder, Civic Lab for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR), Memorial University at Newfoundland
- Michaeline Picaro Mann | Traditional healer, nurse, and historical researcher, Turtle Clan Mother of the Ramapough Lenape Nation
- Vincent Mann | Water protector and community organizer, Turtle Clan Chief of the Ramapough Lenape Nation
- Morgan L. Ridgway | (Nanticoke-Lenape) Historian, PhD ABD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- Brent Stonefish | Educator, Eelūnaapèewi Lahkèewiit (Delaware Nation), Ontario
- K. Wayne Yang | Educator and Provost, John Muir College, UC-San Diego
- Reverend Lennox Yearwood | President and Founder, Hip Hop Caucus
More information: https://academicaffairs.rutgers.edu/symposium
At our first Sustainability Task Force (STF) Meeting for the Fall of 2020, we heard from Jess Wilber of the Citizens Climate Lobby. Jess provided us with some “homework” to do in the next month, nicely summarized on the graphic included in this post. Click on the image for a PDF file of the document.
If you missed the meeting, it was recorded and you can watch it here.
Efforts include joining the OWU and national CCL group, registering to vote, getting involved in calling campaigns (they work!), getting involved in letter-writing campaigns (they work too), and registering for climate-related events.
OWU’s student chapter is already hard at work on these efforts. The student chapter of CCL meets every 1st and third Sunday at 4-4:30ish for an hour or so, and has additional events planned for the Fall semester. Please contact us if you want to attend these Zoom meetings.
For our next STF meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 13 (6:30-7:30 pm, Zoom) Jess will rejoin us to see how we are doing, and we can talk about and plan more efforts for the 2020-21 academic year.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
See you at the next STF Meeting!