Earthstock 2015: April 20–24
This week-long, campus-wide event, is free and open to the public. Environmental organizations, participants with an earth-friendly message, and local schools will celebrate on the Academic Mall, Friday, April 24 (Rain Location: Student Activities Center).Stony Brook University is at the vanguard of the sustainability movement. Our commitment to a green future is evident everywhere on our 1,400 acres: from reducing our carbon footprint, to advocating recycling and using recycled materials whenever possible, to promoting alternatively fueled transportation. Take the Green Pledge!
2015 Earthstock Program Highlights
|Keynote Speaker: Carl Safina
Fisheries, coral reefs, forests, climate change, poverty, literacy for girls, and peace—these are all facets of the same issue. Drawing on two acclaimed recent books—The View From Lazy Point and A Sea In Flames—scientist/author Dr. Carl Safina weaves a story that is both deeply personal and broadly global.
Sharing travels that take us from his Long Island beach house to the high Arctic, Antarctica, and across the coastal tropics, he shows how the changes he's witnessed challenge not just nature but all of humankind.
Safina will also discuss how science has ethical implications, how religion and science are converging toward common cause on environmental matters, and how moral responses can add momentum toward increasingly crucial solutions. Despite serious trends, there is a path forward.
We'll have books available for signing by the author.
Friday April 24, 2015, Wang Center Theater, 7:30 pm
2015 Program Highlights
The Great Debate: Should the U.S. Invest $3 Billion in Critical Infrastructure by 2020?
"Be it resolved that the Federal Government needs to spend at least $3 Trillion by 2020 in rebuilding critical infrastructure; otherwise the US will spiral down into a second rate country".
Please check back for an updated synopsis and full list of panelists.
Thursday, April 23, 2015, Humanities 1006, 4:00 to 5:00 pm.
For a disability-related accommodation, call (631) 632-6748. Stony Brook University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.