Laura Goldin
Raab 347

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EarthNotes: Oct. 16, 2009

This Issue

  • Organic Garden Groundbreaking
  • Climate Change Presentation

Patchwork Garden Groundbreaking!

Sunday, Oct. 18
9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Located behind Massell (between Massell and the Chapels). Come help break ground for the new Brandeis garden, planned and organized by a dedicated group from the Greening the Ivory Tower class and other enthusiastic student gardeners on campus!

The program for Sunday: preparing the garden for spring by building fences and cold frames for winter greens, planting cover and other crops. Join in to help, hear local bands, purchase food and t-shirts to help support the effort, get your hands dirty and have a good time! Check out the Facebook event to learn more.

Turn Up the Pressure, Turn Down the Heat

Monday Oct. 19, 7 - 9 p.m.
International Lounge

The Center for German and European Studies and the Brandeis Forum on Environmental Crisis present "Turn up the Pressure—Turn down the Heat." In its upcoming meeting in Copenhagen in December, the UN Framework Commission on Climate Change will try to get the nations of the world to commit to stopping Global Warming at a 2 degree Celsius level. If the declarations of the old and new industrial nations are to be more than lip service, this will fundamentally change the international regime and require a historically new degree of cooperation. Leading experts explore what it will take.


  • Claus Leggewie, Professor for Political Science at Justus-Liebig-University Gießen; Member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).
  • Moritz Hartmann, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen, Germany; European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
  • Bernd Sommer, Research Analyst for the German Advisory Council on Global Change to the Federal Government.
  • Charles C. Chester, Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Brandeis University and Author of Conservation Across Borders: Biodiversity in an Interdependent World (Island Press 2006).

Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Sabine von Mering.