Monday, October 16
5-8 pm Carbon emissions trading game, CarbonSim, which was developed by the Environmental Defense Fund. This event is in partnership with Elizabeth Bennett’s IA 340 International Political Economy class. Pizza will be provided. This event will be held in JR Howard 202. This event requires advanced registration.
Tuesday, October 17
7-8:30 pm Keynote presentations by Yuko Aoyama, an industrial economic geographer, and Clarence Edwards, a legislative advocate on climate change and US foreign policy. The title of Dr. Aoyama’s talk is Variable Capitalisms: Understanding Fixity, Fluidity, and Hybridity. The title of Mr. Edwards’ talk is The Type of Capitalism You Practice Matters. The two presentations will be followed by a discussion lead by Jessica Kleiss, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, and audience Q&A. This event will be held in the Council Chambers in Fowler Student Center.
8:30-9:00 pm Keynote reception. This event will be held in the Beth Miller Lounge (Council Chambers foyer) in Fowler Student Center.
Wednesday, October 18
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Drop in Q&A with keynote speakers. A light lunch will be provided for attendees. This event will be held in Fowler Student Center room 350.
7-8:30 pm Panel discussion about the market challenges and opportunities of the transition to renewable energy. This event will be held in the Council Chambers in Fowler Student Center.
Thursday, October 19
12:40-3:10 pm Waste studies-art workshop in partnership with SCRAP, the ReBuilding Center, and Cara Tomlinson’s Art 229, Art and Ecology class. Speakers include Adrian Brown, SCRAP Executive Director; Maya Winshell, BA ’21, SCRAP Education and Events Coordinator; Jackie Kirouac-Fram, Executive Director of the ReBuilding Center; and Christa McDermott, a social psychologist at PSU whose work focuses on reducing consumption. Participants should bring a t-shirt and a piece of clothing to mend for an upcycled art project that will be completed during the workshop. The workshop will meet in Fields Center for the Visual Arts room 304. This event requires advanced registration.