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Black Study Intensive: “Love is the Great Rebellion” with rilmmakers Charles Burnett and Julie Dash (who were part of the L.A. Rebellion film movement) and participant moderator Daniel Alexander Jones
October 2nd
Hispanic Heritage Month: Webinar – Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Migration, Policing and Political Movements
October 2nd
Pitt Civic Action Week: Workshop for Undergraduate Students “Expanding the Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility: Why So Many Companies Are Talking about Sustainability”
October 5th
Civic Action Week
October 5th-10th 2020
CCRUN October Seminar – Local and Regional Collaborations for Climate Resilience: Lessons for Philadelphia from Boston, Pittsburgh and NYC
October 7th
Civic Action Week: SUPPORTING TODAY’S #REALCOLLEGE STUDENTS
October 8th
Civic Action Week: BASIC NEEDS IN OUR COMMUNITY
October 9th
Water Discussion Series
October 12th
Toward Climate Pragmatism, Virtual Lecture by Armond Cohen
October 12th
The State of Environmental Justice in Pennsylvania
October 14th
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
October 15th
Green Speakeasy: Adapting to Climate Change
October 15th
AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education
October 20th-22nd 2020
Halfway to Earth Day: Ecolution Fashion Show at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History Music Hall
October 21st
Sustainable Business Breakfast
October 23rd
Sustainable Business Breakfast
October 23rd
Halfway to Earth Day: Sustainable Business Breakfast at Fairmont Pittsburgh
October 23rd
Halfway to Earth Day: Go Green at Market Square Presented by UPMC Health Plan
October 23rd-24th 2020
Halfway to Earth Day: Earth to Table Dinner
October 25th
Quarterly Meeting
October 27th
Green Building Construction Tour: University of Pittsburgh Hillman Library (Virtual)
October 27th
Strategizing Regional Green Infrastructure Data Needs
October 27th
Virtual Diversity Book Club
October 28th
Open Forum of the Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels of the Board of Trustees
October 28th
Amplifying Black Voices for a Sustainable Economic Future
October 29th-28th 2020
Open Forum of the Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels of the Board of Trustees
October 30th
Home Office Energy Efficiency Lunch & Learn
October 30th
SOOS First Thursdays
November 1st
Climate Projects: Turning Ideas into Actions with the Support of the Acceleration Fund
November 12th
Community Engaged Scholarship Forum
March 2nd
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Oct
12

Toward Climate Pragmatism, Virtual Lecture by Armond Cohen

  • When: Oct 12, 7:00 pm
  • Registration link: Click here
  • Campus: Off Campus
  • Event Type: Public

Please join us for a virtual public lecture on Monday, October 12 at 7 pm EST by Armond Cohen titled Hedgehogs and Foxes: Toward Climate Pragmatism.  Mr. Cohen is the founder and Executive Director of the Clean Air Task Force and is the 2020 recipient of Dickinson College’s Rose-Walters Prize for Global Environmental Activism. The talk is free and open to the public. We hope that you will attend and we encourage you to share this announcement with others.

 

Hedgehogs and Foxes: Toward Climate Pragmatism. Climate change is the consequence of the uncontrolled use of fossil fuels, providing 80% of our energy, burned in billions of machines. It took us two centuries to create this complex global industrial system. Now we must replace it in a few decades with zero carbon machines while providing much more energy for the world’s poor. The philosopher Isaiah Berlin once cited a fable about two kinds of thinkers: “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” Hedgehog thinkers embrace single solutions to problems, while foxes see complexity, contingency, and risk. Climate pragmatism embraces multiple strategies and technologies, and a variety of market and policy approaches, to find what works. This is the moment for foxes, not hedgehogs.

 

The Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism awards $100,000 annually to individuals and organizations who have made a defining difference by advancing responsible action on behalf of the planet, its resources and people. Mr. Cohen is the 9th recipient of the prize. Learn more at https://www.dickinson.edu/Cohen.

 

This event is co-sponsored by Dickinson College’s Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Center for Sustainability Education at Dickinson College.

 

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ADD TO CALENDAR 12-10-2020 7:00 pm 12-10-2020 America/Los_Angeles Toward Climate Pragmatism, Virtual Lecture by Armond Cohen

Please join us for a virtual public lecture on Monday, October 12 at 7 pm EST by Armond Cohen titled Hedgehogs and Foxes: Toward Climate Pragmatism.  Mr. Cohen is the founder and Executive Director of the Clean Air Task Force and is the 2020 recipient of Dickinson College’s Rose-Walters Prize for Global Environmental Activism. The talk is free and open to the public. We hope that you will attend and we encourage you to share this announcement with others.

 

Hedgehogs and Foxes: Toward Climate Pragmatism. Climate change is the consequence of the uncontrolled use of fossil fuels, providing 80% of our energy, burned in billions of machines. It took us two centuries to create this complex global industrial system. Now we must replace it in a few decades with zero carbon machines while providing much more energy for the world’s poor. The philosopher Isaiah Berlin once cited a fable about two kinds of thinkers: “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” Hedgehog thinkers embrace single solutions to problems, while foxes see complexity, contingency, and risk. Climate pragmatism embraces multiple strategies and technologies, and a variety of market and policy approaches, to find what works. This is the moment for foxes, not hedgehogs.

 

The Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism awards $100,000 annually to individuals and organizations who have made a defining difference by advancing responsible action on behalf of the planet, its resources and people. Mr. Cohen is the 9th recipient of the prize. Learn more at https://www.dickinson.edu/Cohen.

 

This event is co-sponsored by Dickinson College’s Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Center for Sustainability Education at Dickinson College.

 

PLEASE SHARE THE FACEBOOK EVENT IN YOUR NETWORKS AND MARK GOING!