Earth Charter Community Summit
Sep 18, 2013
from 07:00 am to 07:00 am
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Earth Charter Community Summit 2013
Monday, Sept 30 Chasing Ice 12:40 - 2:30 p.m. Reeve Union Theater
Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, James Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.
Earth Charter Banquet 5:30–9:00 p.m. Reeve Ballroom
Dinner 6–7:00 p.m. Suggested Donation: $5/students, $20/faculty, staff and community members. Please pick up your tickets ahead of time at Titan Central.
Public lecture 7-9:00 p.m
Keynote Address by Dr. Brian Czech, Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE) Dr. Czech has been a leader in advancing the steady state economy since the 1990s, when he described the fundamental conflict between economic growth and environmental protection as part of his Ph.D. research. Brian’s first book, Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train, was a manifesto calling for a “steady state revolution” and an end to conspicuous consumption in the United States.
Co-sponsored by University Speaker Series and Volunteerism
Tuesday, Oct 1 Dr. Adrian Treves: “Public Attitudes Toward Wolves and Wolf Policy in Wisconsin"
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sage Hall 3235
Join the UW Oshkosh Wildlife Club for Dr. Treves’ presentation about his work with wolves and wolf policy in Wisconsin since 1979. He has worked with bears and wolves in the U.S., Andean bears in Ecuador, and big cats in Uganda and Chile. Dr. Treves founded the Carnivore Coexistence Lab to understand and manage the balance between carnivore conservation and human needs.
Speakers: Dani Stolley and Dr. John Ikerd present “Food, Agriculture and Sustainability” 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sage Hall 3232
Calling all foodies! This talk is geared towards anyone interested in food sustainability. Dani Stolley of Growing Oshkosh will present on her involvement in the environmental movement and how it developed her passion for food sustainability in Oshkosh. Dr. John Ikerd of the University of Missouri is an agricultural economist with a great view to share about the current situation of America’s food system and what students can do to make it more sustainable. Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, Oct 2 Dr. John Sheffy "A Place Called Home: Nyumbani Village, Kenya" 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Sage Hall 3239
A presentation about creating better lives for people deeply affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and rural economic hardships.
John, a permaculture farmer, agroforestry consultant and coffee roaster based in Almond, Wi and a with a Ph.D. from UW Madison, has more than ten years of experience working on rural community development projects around the world. He has worked at Nyumbani Village, Kenya for eight years and currently oversees the “Trees 4 Children” project.
Fair Trade Event 6 - 9 p.m. Sage Hall 1210
UW Oshkosh, the first Fair Trade University in the nation, is proud to host another Fair Trade Event during our Earth Charter Community Summit. Come learn more about fair trade. Light refreshments will be served.
Thursday, Oct. 3
Bike Expo 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Reeve Concourse
Join us for the Bike Expo outside Reeve Union. There will be bike shops set up to tune up your bike as well as merchandise for sale. Bike advocacy groups will be present to educate students about the rules of the road and the importance of biking. In addition, biking knowledge gained at the event could win you an awesome prize.
Creating a Stronger Community Contest 6–9 p.m. Beckets Restaurant, 2 Jackson St., Downtown Oshkosh on the Fox River
Learn about the projects and help choose the winner of the Creating a Stronger Community Contest. Free and low-cost food and drink will be provided.
Friday, Oct. 4 5-8 p.m. Community Garden Party UW Oshkosh Community Gardens, Third Street off of Wisconsin Avenue, west of the Fox River
Join us as we clean up the community gardens for the year. An at-home compost tea demonstration will be given by a garden member for you to learn how to make small batches of compost tea for your plants.
Events are sponsored by the UW Oshkosh Provost Office, Campus Sustainability Office, the Student Environmental Action Coalition, the Community Gardens Club and University Speaker Series and Volunteerism