UC Davis logo

Sustainable 2nd Century

Sustainable 2nd Century

Join our networks


“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


  • Logo: Digg
  • Logo: Google
  • Logo: Mixx
  • Logo: Newstrust
  • Logo: Newsvine
  • Logo: Reddit
  • Logo: Stumbleupon
  • Logo: Windows Live
  • Logo: Yahoo Bookmarks

Join the discussion!

Comments on the Sustainable 2nd Century blog are moderated. Please follow the UC Davis Principles of Community, by being respectful and constructive in your comments.

Previous post:
Next post: