Location: University Center, Wiegand Gym
Time: 12:30 - 3:30
12:30 - 1 Registration
1 - 1:15
Introduction: Allyson Lowe (Chair, Political Science Department, Carlow University)
City Councilman Bill Peduto
Setting the Day’s Agenda
Sandi DiMola, Chatham University
1:15 - 2:15 Roundtable Deliberations
2:15 - 3:15 Resource Panel
Brinda Thomas, Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making, Carnegie Mellon
Lisa Ceoffe, Pittsburgh City Forester
Stan Kabala, Center for Environmental Research and Education, Duquesne University
Debra Killmeyer, Program Director of Renewable Energy Initiatives, CCAC
Erika Ninos, Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research, Carnegie Mellon
Moderator - Shernelll Smith (HECC/CMU Office of the Dean of Student Affairs)
3:15 - 3:30 Post-Survey
3:30 Closing Remarks: Robert Cavalier, Director, Program for Deliberative Democracy
Participants are requested to read the 10 page Discussion Guide prior to the event. The Guide provides a summary of the science of climate change and then looks at three areas that are to be addressed in the discussions through the following questions:
What can we do for our campus?
What can we do for our community?
What can we do for ourselves?
A larger Resource Document is also availabel for those who want to look deeper into the issue. It can be downloaded as a complete file or in sections:
Complete file: Climate Change and the Campus
Section 1: The Science of Climate Change
Section 2: The Impact of Climate Change
Section 3: Climate Change and the Campus
One hundred and thirty students from six colleges in the Pittsburgh
region gathered at Carnegie Mellon University to engage in deliberation about how colleges should respond to the challenges and opportunities related to climate change. Download this Final Report for a full analysis of the day's event.
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Partners and Sponsors
The following schools from Pittsburgh's Higher Education Climate Consortium are participating in this event: Chatham University, Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon, Community College of Allegheny County, Duquesne University, Penn State Center- Pittsburgh, Point Park University,
and Robert Morris University.
The event is funded by
Carnegie Mellon's Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research and Judith A. Wright, Carnegie Mellon, CIT Class of 1969.
Special thanks to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairts for thier ongoing support of the Campus Conversations initiaitve.