9th Annual SustainIU Week: February 20-24th
A Changing Climate, A Changing Conscience
Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Tuesday Feb. 21, 7:00 PM in Whittenberger Auditorium, IMU
Indiana University is pleased to welcome Dr. Sandra Steingraber to present the SustainIU Week 2017 Keynote Address.
Biologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. writes about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment.
Continuing the investigation begun in Living Downstream, Steingraber’s books, Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood and Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis, explore the intimate ecology of pregnancy and reveal the ways which environmental hazards now threaten each stage of infant and child development. Throughout, she calls parents and cancer patients alike to political action.
Recognized for her ability to serve as a two-way translator between scientists and activists, Steingraber has keynoted conferences on human health and the environment throughout the United States and Canada and has been invited to lecture at many medical schools, hospitals, and universities–including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, and the Woods Hole Research Center. She has testified in the European Parliament, at the European Commission, before the President’s Cancer Panel, and has participated in briefings to Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency, and before United Nations delegates in Geneva, Switzerland.
Calendar Of Events
All week long, environmental groups across campus will be hosting events exploring the theme, A Changing Climate, a Changing Conscience. As events are finalized, they will be added to this list. Please join us!
|Monday, Feb. 20||7:30-8:30PM||Hodge Hall 3022|
"How Technology Affects Climate Change"
Professional speakers will be talking about their experiences with sustainable technology and how these innovations can help a changing climate. You can RSVP to the event here.
|Tuesday, Feb. 21||4:00-5:00PM||IMU Whittenberger Auditorium|
"Politics, Ethics, and Agency in a Climate (of) Emergency"
Interdisciplinary expert panel discuss future climate disturbances, communicating climate change, and the new administration. All are welcome.
|Integrated Program in the Environment|
|5:00-6:15PM||IMU Whittenberger Auditorium|
"Climate Change, IU, and What You Can Do"
During this highly interactive event, student leaders will explore why IU has not signed a climate commitment, what climate leadership on campus could look like, and how students can make IU more sustainable. Student governments will facilitate this discussion and provide venues for real climate action. You can RSVP to the event here.
|7:00PM||IMU Whittenberger Auditorium|
"The Ethics of Energy in a Time of Extreme Fossil Fuel Extraction" Keynote address by Dr. Steingraber
Please RSVP here.
|Wednesday, Feb. 22||12:30-2:00PM||First Nations Education and Cultural Center|
"Cassava Politics: An Examination of the Shifting Consumption Patterns of Roots and Tubers by the Caribbean Community"
Bi-weekly speaker Mark Chatarpal, Ph.D, lunch provided, all welcome. Please RVSP to the event here.
|4:30-5:30PM||Woodburn Hall 120|
"Who Owns the Environment? Lessons from Legacy of Elinor Ostrom" Talk by Terry Anderson, Ph.D.
We typically treat the environment as a commons to be managed by regulations from Washington. As Elinor Ostrom taught us, however, “managing the commons” may be more effective at the local level. This lecture will provide examples of how and why property rights and markets can improve environmental stewardship.
Watch a livestream of the talk here.
|7:00 PM||Union Street Center Auditorium|
"Sustainable Living (and Eating) in a Changing World"
RHA Eco Reps will be showing Lenardo DiCaprio's Before the Flood and providing an Italian dinner. Jessica McKinney, a Peer Educator at the Office of Sustainability, will be leading a short discussion afterwards. Please RSVP here.
|Residence Hall Association|
|Friday, Feb. 24||12:00-1:30 PM||La Casa|
"Soil, Struggle, and Justice" Benefit Screening
*proceeds go to Undocuhoosier Alliance
Please join us for a film about the Brazilian Landless Movement and a cooperative that struggled for land access and then transitioned to agroecology. Food will be provided, and the suggested donation to help the UndocuHoosier Alliance raise funds for an undocumented student scholarship is $5. Please join us and support our undocumented community! You can RSVP on our Facebook page here.
La Casa, Undocuhoosier Alliance
|5:00-6:00 PM||Hilltop Garden and Nature Center|
Hoophouse Party and Seedling Giveaway
Please RSVP here.
Hilltop Garden and IU Office of Sustainability
|7:30-9:30 PM||McCalla School|
"The Meandering Landscape,"
An Exhibition of Drawings opening at the Fuller Projects McCalla School featuring work produced during the fall semester in “Perceiving Beauty through Attentiveness: Drawing at IU’s Research & Teaching Preserve” (Instructor: Associate Professor Martha MacLeish). The drawings made as a part of this course connect individual experiences with the broader issues of sustainability, ethics and aesthetics. Exhibited work will include on-site drawing, drawings done with experimental formats and media, off-site drawing from memory or inspired by various literary sources.
IU Department of Studio Art
|Saturday, Feb. 25||4:00 PM||Student Building 150|
"Poisoned Soil: Environmental Tyranny in East Chicago"
This event will feature a presentation on the situation on the ground in East Chicago, where a State of Emergency has been declared due to the extremely high levels of lead discovered at the West Calumet Housing Complex. The report will be delivered by members of Black Lives Matter Northwest Indiana - Gary who have been involved in community organizing efforts to get the needs of the residents of the housing complex addressed. Please RSVP here.
Black Lives Matter NWI-Gary, SASV, GlobeMed
We are thankful for the generous support of the following sponsors:
Department of Biology
Department of Geography
Department of Human Biology
Integrated Program in the Environment
IU Office of Sustainability
IU Student Association
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
School of Public Health