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“It’s Wrong to Wreck the World”

March 2nd, 2015 @ 5:01 pm by Camille Kirk

The following guest post comes from Lynne Nittler, a founding member of Cool Davis, and a passionate advocate for climate change action. She wrote to say:

Kathleen Dean Moore is an environmental advocate and nature writer.

Kathleen Dean Moore is an environmental advocate and nature writer.

Kathleen Dean Moore, Philosophy Professor Emerita of Oregon State University, will speak in Davis this weekend. She’s my all-time favorite climate change speaker. Here’s a sample of her speeches in a 16-minute presentation for “What Does Earth Ask of Us?  Questions for a Resilient Future

There are two events, one on Friday and one on Saturday, with Kathleen Dean Moore as the featured speaker, where she will be giving different talks and the programs will differ. Cool Davis has full details of the events and is hosting on-line registration. Both events request a donation, but waive that request for students. Details also follow at the end of this post.

On Friday, March 6th, the evening begins at 6:30 with a reception with live music, climate-friendly refreshments, Cool Homes sign-ups, and meeting the speaker. In the Theater we’ll hear CA Energy Commissioner Andrew McAllister before Moore delivers her talk and answers audience questions.

Then, on Saturday, March 7th, at 9:30 AM, Moore opens the 3rd Annual Interfaith Climate Conference at University Covenant Church in Davis. The conference is open to the public. The morning continues with a panel on Effective Climate Actions. After a climate-friendly lunch participants may choose from many climate solution workshops.

We are excited to bring Kathleen Moore to Davis and look forward to active participation and thoughtful questions from the campus community — students, faculty and staff!

Event Information:

Cool Davis invites the public to hear Kathleen Dean Moore on “The Moral Urgency of Climate Action…Because It’s Wrong to Wreck the World.”

In a flood of extinctions and on-rushing global warming, what can one person do to change the course of the river?  Why should anyone try? In a talk that is equal parts anger and love, Writer/philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore speaks about the nature of change and calls us to radical truth-telling and courageous citizenship.

Friday, March 6, 2015
Reception – 6:30 pm, Program – 7:15 pm
Veterans Memorial Theater
(203 E. 14th St. in Davis)
Suggested donation of $5-10 includes reception
For full details of the evening and to register go to www.cooldavis.org/events

 

Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice invites people of faith and the public to attend the 3rd Annual Interfaith Climate Conference with
Kathleen Dean Moore, “Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril”, an Intergenerational Panel and Workshops on Effective Climate Action.

Standing at the cliff edge of climate chaos, our work is to find a new path toward a radically re-imagined understanding of who we are in the world and how we ought to live. What new narratives point the way? What blocks the path? Where do we find the courage and the hope? How will we make ourselves worthy of the dreams of our descendants?   

Saturday, March 7th
9:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
University Covenant Church (310 Mace Blvd. in Davis)
Suggested donation of $10 includes lunch
For more Conference details and to register, go to www.cooldavis.org/events

 

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The Big Save: Inside the UC Davis Energy and Water Challenge

March 2nd, 2015 @ 3:25 pm by Camille Kirk

The last week of the Energy & Water Challenge is upon us. How low can the dorms go? The following guest post from Kiernan Salmon, Energy Analyst with the UC Davis Energy Conservation Office, shares a bit about this race to save the most:

Choose Not To Use! Energy & Water Challenge - 2015.

Choose Not To Use! Energy & Water Challenge – 2015.

This year, the Facilities Management Energy Conservation Office (ECO) has partnered with Student Housing to put on the Energy & Water Challenge! The challenge is a chance for residence hall students to see who can save the most energy and water over a three-week period. From February 16 to March 8, seven residence hall teams will be ranked on a leaderboard based on how much energy and water they are saving.

The seven teams will be formed from clusters of residence hall buildings, divided based on their electricity, steam and domestic water metering. ECO compares the current energy (made up of electricity and steam) and domestic water usage to the average usage between February 2 and February 15 (the baseline). The teams’ savings will be ranked against each other’s savings to determine who saves the most.

Last year, the Tercero Resident Hall Energy Challenge pilot project led to 10-15% energy savings. This year, we have added domestic water and extended the challenge to every residence hall on campus. With this expansion, we hope to increase the savings and impart to students the importance of saving energy and water. Everyone can follow the challenge on the interactive leaderboard.

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The Energy & Water Challenge Leaderboard – follow along to see which dorm will prevail!

 

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