"Sustainable Community: From Marist to the World"

Marist celebrates Sustainability Day

POUGHKEEPSIE (Nov. 11, 2014)  – Marist's 8th Annual Sustainability Day will celebrate the theme of "Sustainable Community: From Marist To the World," which will take place on Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Student Center.

Dr. Eban Goodstein, director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, will deliver the keynote address, "How and Why to Get a Green Job: Changing the Rules for Business and Non-Profits." Disruption film logo

Sustainability Day reflects the College's efforts to further environmentally sustainable practices across the campus and in its curriculum. Through a series of workshops, panel discussions, films, exhibits, and lectures, Sustainability Day is intended to raise awareness, promote discussion, and educate the members of our College community. Faculty members are encouraged to bring their classes or design an assignment around one or more of these events.

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., SC 3101 - Opening Keynote Speech with Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director, Bard Center for Sustainability, "How and Why To Get A Green Job: Changing the Rules for Business and Non-Profits"

12 noon - 2:00 p.m., SC, Third Floor hallway -
Informational and vendor displays

12:30 - 1:45 p.m., SC 3102 - "
Marist Green Maps," an interactive, drop-in workshop by Marist students engaging other students to design a "Green Marist Map" phone app

12:30 - 1:45 p.m., SC 3101
 - "Imagine A Sustainable Community," featuring presentations by Marist Liberal Arts faculty

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. - SC 3102 - "
Designing Sustainable Communities," featuring presentations from local community professionals

2:00 - 3:15 p.m., 
SC 3105 - "President Obama’s Climate Policy: State Level Action Up Next," with comments by Dr. Eban Goodstein

2:00 - 3:00 p.m., 
SC 3102 - Tour of Fern Tor, Marist College's natural area at the north end of campus (bus available for transport from Student Center)

2:30, 3:00 and 3:30 p.m., SC 3101 –
Tours of the Student Center, highlighting the building's sustainable designs and features

3:30 p.m., SC 3105 -
Film, Disruption (2014, 52 min), directed by Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott, followed by discussion on the recent New York City climate march

About Dr. Eban Goodstein

Dr. Eban Goodstein is director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy. He has a B.A. (Geology) from Williams College; Ph.D. (Economics) from the University of Michigan. Goodstein directs two national educational initiatives on global warming: C2C and The National Climate Seminar. In recent years, he has coordinated climate education events at over 2,500 colleges, universities, high schools and other institutions across the country. Goodstein is the author of a college textbook, Economics and the  Environment, (John Wiley and Sons: 2010) now in its sixth edition; Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming (University Press of New England: 2007); and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment (Island Press: 1999). Articles by Goodstein have appeared in, among other outlets, The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, and Environmental Management. His research has been featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, Time, Chemical and Engineering News, The Economist, USA Today, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He serves on the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record, and Environment, Workplace and Employment, and is on the Steering Committee of Economics for Equity & the Environment. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Follett Corporation and is on the advisory committee for Chevrolet's Clean Energy Initiative.

Presented by the Campus Sustainability Advisory Committee