February 2015 lecture series

Climate Action Now: Learning by Lecture

6:00-7:00 PM, room 202, Senior Center, Iowa City. (One exception, the Mar. 23 lecture will begin at 6:30)


Monday, Feb.9- Connie Mutel

Monday, Feb. 23- Miriam Kashia

Monday, March 2- Ferman Milster

Monday, March 9- Cindy Spading  RDN  LD (materials: 1 2 3 4)

Monday, March 23- Jerald Schnoor

2. Feb. 9- “Writing Climate Change”, Connie Mutel, historian and archivist for Hydroscience and Engineering at the University of Iowa. Mutel has written several books on Iowa’s natural environment. She will speak on her current project- a climate change memoir.

3. Feb. 23- “My March for Climate Action”, Miriam Kashia- social justice leader, Peace Corp worker, and Mayor of The Great March for Climate Action. Miriam will reflect on the demanding experience of marching seven million steps (about 2000 miles) at the age of 71 and on being Mayor of The Great March for Climate Action. What does she see as the next step in climate action for all of us?

4. March 2- “The University of Iowa’s Biomass Fuel Project”,  Ferman Milster, registered professional engineer in the University of Iowa’s Office of Sustainability. Ferman Milster will talk about his responsibility for developing solid fuel renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuel in the University’s combined heat and power plants.

5. March 9“The Impact of Food on the Environment”,  Cindy Spading, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian nutritionist with a special interest in plant-based nutrition. Spading will discuss how eating less meat and dairy is good for both the planet and human health. The emphasis will be on how to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet.

1. March 23 – “Sustainable Systems”, Jerald Schnoor, Ph. D., P.E., B.C.E.E., Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Iowa. A renown leader in his field, Dr. Schnoor will discuss how sustainable systems can reverse dangerous climate change and whether the U.S. will be a leader at the 2015 Paris Global Climate Meeting.

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