April 15, 2016 Student Summit: Our Collective Campus: Acting on our Social and Environmental Responsibility. The Environmental Consortium’s Student Summit will be held at Pace University in Pleasantville, NY. The summit will focus on our collective campus – our region and students – and will feature a keynote speaker, workshops, and think tank where participants will strategize how to work across institutional boundaries to plan for the future and make a difference. Details of the event will be announced. The Student Summit is FREE and open to all higher education students in the region. Join us and learn more about acting on our social and environmental responsibility.
Join us for an evening of presentations and panel discussion addressing Pope Francis’ encyclical — “Laudato Si’,” or “Praise Be to You.” The encyclical calls for swift and sweeping changes in policy. LIU Post’s Dr. Scott Carlin will moderate a session of three scholars and inter-faith leaders.
Monday, October 26, 2015
7 – 9 p.m. | Registration and refreshments at 6:30 p.m.
Tilles Center at LIU Post
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
DR. VIC DIVENERE
Dr. DiVenere has been a musician, a farmer, a geologist and professor. His interests and teaching have evolved from the study of large-scale geologic dynamics and plate tectonics, increasingly into the study of global climate, environmental geology, and sustainability. He has numerous published articles in the professional geological journals.
DR. GERRY GACIOCH
Dr. Gacioch is the Chief of Cardiology at the Sands
Constellation Heart Institute in Rochester, New York.
He is also a Climate Change Ambassador for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, a reflection of his faith and his passion for the environment.
RABBI LAWRENCE TROSTER
Rabbi Troster is one of this country’s leading Jewish eco-theologians and religious environmental leaders. He is the founder and coordinator of Shomrei Breishit: Rabbis and Cantors For the Earth and the Rabbinic Scholar-in-Residence of GreenFaith, the interfaith environmental coalition in New Jersey. Rabbi Troster was honored by the Temple of Understanding, one of the oldest worldwide interfaith organizations, as an Interfaith Visionary.
WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US
For more information about the event please call 516-299-2233.
For more information on LIU Post’s Master’s of Science (M.S.) Program in Environmental Sustainability or information on the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, contact Margaret.Boorstein@liu.edu.
Bayville, N.Y. – This past weekend, the LIU Post men’s and women’s lacrosse teams capped off the summer by lending a hand in cleaning up Centre Island Beach in Bayville.
The 12 student-athletes spent two-and-a-half hours picking up trash and tossing the garbage bags into containers.
“Cleaning up the beaches in Bayville helped our teammates learn about environmental sustainability,” said Pioneers’ women’s lacrosse senior defender/midfielder Kaitlin Gaghan (North Massapequa, N.Y.). “We loved having the opportunity to help the community and stay involved.”
originally posted: http://www.eccsports.org/sports/wlax/2015-16/releases/092115_liupcleanup
(We meet Common Hour – 12:45 to 1:45 pm)
Monday September 21 – HILLWOOD 106
Tuesday October 13 – HILLWOOD 114
Wednesday November 4 – HILLWOOD 106
Thursday December 3 – HONORS LOUNGE
By: Kristen Linsalata, News Editor, The Pioneer
“Chasing Ice” directed by Jeff Orlowski is the most captivating documentary about the planet’s rapidly melting glaciers that I have ever seen. The reoccurring images of the receding glaciers from all over the world caused me to think: If glaciers are representative of climate change, then how long will it be before it is too late to save them? How long will it be until we can no longer reverse the damage that we have done to the world? The documentary resoundingly conveys that the answer is now. We have already done irrevocable damage. If we continue on abusing the world and nature in the way we do, then it will be too late for our children, our grandchildren, and our great grandchildren.
One of the most captivating scenes of the documentary was the live footage of the calving of a glacier in Greenland – the longest calving event to ever be caught on film. As I watched the glacier dying slowly at first, then rapidly, I realized the same is true for the rest of our Earth. Because of our abuse, the Earth has been dying a slow death, but now over the last ten years, the effects of climate change and greenhouse gases have been astronomically more evident than it ever has in history.
The part that I enjoyed most was how the documentary addressed the naysayers of global warming. There are certain individuals who claim that climate change is a “myth” and the documentary even showed someone saying that climate change is one of the biggest hoaxes on the American people ever. One of their main arguments against the presence of climate change, according to the documentary, is that some glaciers grow, which wouldn’t be a response to a global warming signal. However, the documentary presented a study where glaciers were studied in the Yukon Territory in Canada from 1958 to 2008, and out of the 1,400 glaciers that were there in 1958, only four grew, over 400 disappeared, and almost all of the remaining glaciers got smaller. These facts are sobering but undeniable when considering the presence of global warming and its effects on our planet.
In “Chasing Ice,” James Balog and his team’s dedication to bringing awareness to this issue is evident. When Balog cried, you wanted to cry with him. This cause obviously means so much to him. But why doesn’t it mean more to our peers? We must remind ourselves that as our planet dies, we die along with it. Balog says in the documentary that we are connected to nature in more ways than we can even conceive and I unequivocally agree. Thank you to LIU Post Sustainability for showing this film and bringing awareness to this very important issue.
Check out the trailer to Chasing Ice below:
To request a future screening of Chasing Ice at LIU Post, please email William.Achnitz@liu.edu.
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