FOCUS THE NATION

The day is almost upon us! (Actually, the first event started 15 minutes ago, at 8). But anyway, the point is that you can find the schedule here (if you want to admire the schedule in its full, original glory) or right here in this post:

January 30 (TODAY! RIGHT NOW!)

  • The 2% Solution, Live and Interactive webcast
  • 8 PM, PAC 002
  • Featuring climate scientist Stephan Schneider, sustainability expert Hunter Lovins, green jobs pioneer Van Jones, and renowned actor Edward Norton (maybe. I’m not sure if he’s actually participating, but I like to think he is).

January 31 (THURSDAY! TOMORROW!)

  • Classroom Discussions
  • All Day
  • Wesleyan faculty will include climate change in the course material for the day
  • Keynote Address + FREE PIZZA!
  • 12 PM, Wesleyan Memorial Chapel
  • Jon Dickinson, Deputy Director, New York City Office of Environmental Coordination
  • An Inconvenient Truth Slideshow
  • 2:30 PM, Science 150
  • Live Presentation by Jeffrey Wolfe, groSolar
  • Panel 1: Policy Responses
  • 4:15 PM, Science 150
  • State Senator John W. Fonfara
  • State Representative Jim O’Rourke
  • Marc Eisner, Wesleyan University
  • Roger Smith, Connecticut Climate Coalition
  • Gary Yohe, Wesleyan University, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Sustainable Dinner
  • 5:30-8 PM, Usdan University Center
  • Courtesy of Long Lane Farm and Bon Appetit
  • Panel 2: Corporate and Institutional Responses
  • 6 PM, Science 150
  • John Cusack, Gifford Park Associates
  • Jen Andrews, Clean Air-Cool Planet
  • Panel 3: Climate and Social Justice
  • 8 PM, Science 150
  • Stephanie Demmons, Oxfam America
  • Stephan Oliveira and Flavia DeSouza, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
  • Lori Gruen, Wesleyan University
  • Circus for a Fragile Planet
  • 10 PM, Crowell Concert Hall
  • An ARTFARM production (I just want to say that water bottles will be juggled. That’s right. And the clowns are called the Fossil Fools).

Brought to you by Wesleyan Environmental Organizer’s Network (EON), the Environmental Studies Program, Long Lane Farm, the Wesleyan Sustainability Advisory Committee for Environmental Stewardship, and the Feet to the Fire Project.