Friday, March 23, 2012

Hello Huskies! Check this Out!

On March 26th- 29th the Storrs Campus will be hosting a convention called CIMA, "Climate Impacts, Mitigation and Adaption: A Reflection of our Future. As part of the convention, President Herbst will be renewing her commitment to the existing Climate Action Plan (CAP) and signing a new "Adaptation Amendment".

Here is a schedule of events for the convention! Be sure to check these out to learn more about how our campus is going green. (Schedule courtesy of EcoHusky)

***** MONDAY – 26 MARCH 2012 *****

Wilbur Cross, North Reading Room

Opening Ceremonies & Signing of Sustainability Commitment (3:00 to 5:00)

President Susan Herbst, University of Connecticut

Professor Gene Likens, Member of the National Academy of Sciences

Commissioner Daniel Esty, CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

***** TUESDAY – 27 MARCH 2012 *****

Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center

Mark Hertsgaard (12:00 to 1:00)

“How ‘Generation Hot’ Can Fight Climate Change … and Win”

Bishop Center

Climate Impact Forum: Actions for Cool Communities (6:30 to 9:00)

Mark Hertsgaard Keynote Speaker

Light Refreshments Served

***** WEDNESDAY – 28 MARCH 2012 *****

Student Union, North Lobby

Interactive Eco-Footprint Exhibit (9:00 to 4:00)

Student Union, South Lobby

Research Presentations by Students & Faculty Members (9:00 to 5:00)

Student Union, Theater

Green Careers & Organic Agriculture Panel Discussion (3:00 to 4:00)

***** THURSDAY – 29 MARCH 2012 *****

Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center – 4:00 to 5:30

Provost Peter Nicholls

“UConn’s Academic Plan & the Environment”

Dr. Michael Mann

“The Hockey Stick: On the Front Lines in the Climate Wars”