Sunday, April 1, 2018

Environmental Documentaries - Schedule Change

Environmental Documentaries - Schedule Change

"Happening" is shown 25-Apr instead of 4-Apr replacing "What if we change?". On 4-Apr, please consider attending UNFRACTURED (https://www.unfractured.com/) screened for free at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor! The filmmakers will be attending and there will be a discussion after! The event is hosted by the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability. Reserve your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfractured-documentary-at-the-michigan-theater-tickets-44114401362.

Updated program of the 6th Environmental Documentary Series: http://sustainability.sienaheights.edu/environmental-documentaries.html

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Make America Great Again - CAFOs exempt from Clean Air Act

Passed in the recent spending package in a hurry and backed by many lousy Democrats - then signed into law by Trump on Friday. Plenty of reasons to love this country! https://waterkeeper.org/tell-congress-no-free-pass-cafos

Monday, March 26, 2018

Schedule for the Environmental Documentary Series at SHU Changed

This weeks Environmental Documentary at Siena Heights University "Happening" planned for 3/28 will be moved to 4/4.
Updated schedule with links to info on each film: http://sustainability.sienaheights.edu/environmental-documentaries.html

Friday, March 9, 2018

Want to see 168 years of climate change in two minutes? 1850-2017

Explainer: The polar vortex, climate change and the ‘Beast from the East’

Disrupted polar vortices: Reason for large climate fluctuations, warm arctic winters and extreme cold waves in Europe and elsewhere. Highly probable to get worse with climate change - generating another tipping point that might change global climate drastically in very short time...



https://www.carbonbrief.org/explainer-polar-vortex-climate-change-and-beast-from-the-east

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

TODAY: Films on Indigenous Resistance Against Fossil Fuels

The 6th Environmental Documentary Series is showing Water Warriors (22 min) and Standing Rock - Take me to the river (29 min). I was given permission by the film makers to show these not publicly available short films, which are currently screened at many film festivals. The topics are Indigenous resistance against fossil fuels, climate change, and pollution. Location: Siena Heights University, Adrian Campus, Science Building, Room 131. Today, Wednesday, 7 PM. Links: http://www.storyline.media/waterwarriors/

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Climate Action live stream with Bernie Sanders and Bill McKibben tomorrow January 31st

Climate Action live stream with Bernie Sanders and Bill McKibben on January 31st will start at 7:30 PM also in SCI 131. The event is free and open to everybody.
Join us on Jan 31st for a Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance Live Event. Movement leaders including Senator Bernie Sanders, Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement, Rev. Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus, Jessica Lorena Rangel of Houston Eyes of a Dreamer, Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, and many more will deliver the state of our climate movement. Meet others in your community who want to organize to build local power and take climate action. Working together, we will end the use of fossil fuels and transition our world to 100% renewable energy for all. Find out what you can do in your city or town to begin to build the Fossil Free future we need -- and connect with other activists equally passionate about this work. More info at: https://350.org/kicking-off-2018-with-a-plan-to-win/

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

6th Environmental Documentary Series: 2 Shorts on Deforestation and Trophy Hunting

6th Environmental Documentary Series

Tonight's program is The Trees Around You (24 min), and Trophy (28 min) on deforestation an biodiversity loss due to trophy hunting in the Pacific Northwest.
Location/Time: Siena Heights University, Science Building, Room 131, 7:00 PM
You can find the full program at: http://sustainability.sienaheights.edu/environmental-documentaries.html

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

6th Environmental Documentary Series Starts Tonight

Hi everybody,

Tonight’s Sonic Sea (https://www.sonicsea.org/film), a 60 minute documentary on noise pollution in the oceans and its effects whales and the oceans will open the 6th environmental documentary series.
You can find the full program at: http://sustainability.sienaheights.edu/environmental-documentaries.html 

I am looking forward to seeing you tonight and hopefully many other times during the program.

Sincerely, Tom
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Thomas Wassmer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Siena Heights University
1247 E. Siena Heights Dr.
Adrian, MI 49221
517-264-7637

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A ‘Perfect Storm’: Extreme Winter Weather, Bitter Cold, and Climate Change | Climate Reality

World-renowned climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann explains why the bitter cold and snowy conditions gripping the US are “an example of precisely the sort of extreme winter weather we expect because of climate change.”



A ‘Perfect Storm’: Extreme Winter Weather, Bitter Cold, and Climate Change | Climate Reality

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Big Win in the Big Apple - Letter by Bill McKibben

Dear Friends,
Today we have news of a mighty win: one of the planet’s central cities has gone fully on the attack against the fossil fuel industry, which means the tide is finally turning in the climate fight.
Just an hour ago we stood with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio as he made two major announcements: New York's pension funds will divest from the big oil and gas companies, and the city is suing the biggest of these corporations for the climate damage they've caused.
This is a huge moment in our fight to stop climate change. A city as iconic as New York could trigger a wave of action against the fossil fuel industry from other powerful cities and states around the U.S. and globally. For that to happen, we need each and every one of us to continue to demand change.
When we dreamed up the idea of fossil fuel divestment in 2012 we thought: some colleges and churches will do this. We didn’t dare dream that half a decade later the richest city in the world would be leading the charge. As one of the financial centers of the world, New York sends a powerful message about the fiscal folly of fossil fuels. 
And not only is New York City divesting, it is also taking those most responsible to court. Fossil fuel companies – and their lies and lobbyists – are to blame for the climate crisis we're in and it's high time they're held to account. 
It also shows us what is possible when we step up and fight back. New Yorkers, still reeling from Superstorm Sandy, fought long and hard for this win. Now we need more people to take up this fight in their communities. There’s no excuse for any city or state, any province or region, any pension fund or portfolio, to be in business with this industry.
The time has come,
Bill
P.S. Click here to watch the livestream of the announcement during today's press conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Tish James, Naomi Klein, myself, and many more.