University to host Climate Change Solutions Day on Wednesday, Feb. 4

WALTHAM, Mass. -- On Wednesday, Feb. 4, Brandeis will host a Climate Change Solutions Day. Similar events are occurring at more than 1,000 institutions as part of the National Teach-In on Global Warming, which will engage more than a million Americans in solutions-driven dialogue. At Brandeis, community members will learn about change that is needed and celebrate solutions that have worked on our campus and beyond.

Sustainability Solutions Showcase
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
12 to 3 p.m.

Learn methods to save money and cut carbon at information tables in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium Atrium. Voice your ideas on how to make Brandeis more sustainable and learn what we have accomplished. A webcast featuring David Orr, Hunter Lovins, Betsy Taylor, Ray Anderson, Billy Parish and Wahleah Johns discussing global warming solutions for the first 100 days of the Obama administration will be showing every half hour. Visit the National Teach-In Web site for more information about the webcast.

Climate Dialogue: Video Message from Congressman Ed Markey
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
2 p.m.

Brandeis students, lead by Students for Environmental Action, submitted questions about political action relevant to climate and energy to Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA). He will answer these questions in a taped video message showing in the Campus Center Atrium at 2 p.m. The video will also be available on the Campus Sustainability Web site on Thursday.

In addition, the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, chaired by Congressman Markey, will convene a hearing (Roadmap from Poznan to Copenhagen – Preconditions for Success) at 10 a.m. on Wednesday to explore the challenges facing the United States and the international community in creating an effective international response to climate change. Congressman Markey will ask the hearing's panel of experts questions from Brandeis students. A link to a live stream of the hearing will be on the Campus Sustainability Web site by 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

New Building Tours

Learn about Brandeis’ newest green building solutions during two tours led by staff from the Office of Capital Projects.

11 a.m. -- Ridgewood Quad
4 p.m. -- Carl J. Shapiro Science Center

To RSVP and get details, email or join the Facebook event.

If you can't attend the events on Feb. 4, be a part of the solution by reducing your energy use and carbon footprint. For instance, turn off computers and lights when leaving your room or office. You can find more energy savings tips on the Campus Sustainability Web site. Students can also win prizes by sharing your climate knowledge with your Quad Eco-Reps. Take the Student Climate Quiz.

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