TEDx Event, ‘Hello Climate Change: Rethinking the Unthinkable,’ Comes to The Evergreen State College on April 16

March 21, 2012

Event Dates: April 16, 2012 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • When: Monday, April 16, 2012, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., with reception following
  • Where: Seminar 2, E1105, The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway, Olympia
  • To register, visit: evergreen.edu/mes/tedx

"Hello, Climate Change: Rethinking the Unthinkable," is an event designed to encourage thinking about the role of liberal arts education in an era of climate change.

TEDxEvergeen is an independently organized event, licensed by TED. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information and a link to the registration page, see evergreen.edu/mes/tedx.

“Hello, Climate Change: Rethinking the Unthinkable” is organized specifically for Evergreen faculty and staff by a committee of students, faculty and staff, and funded by the student Clean Energy Committee with support from Evergreen’s Master of Environmental Studies and Master of Public Administration Programs. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Off-campus speakers will include David Roberts of Grist Magazine and Jeremy Littel of the University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group. On campus experts include Anne de Marcken, Larry Geri, Zoltan Grossman, Carolyn Prouty, Steve Verhey and Bret Weinstein. A full agenda of events and topics to be explored is available here: evergreen.edu/mes/tedx.

Evergreen was an early leader in climate change education, and climate change is a uniquely interdisciplinary problem. TEDxEvergreen provides an opportunity to think and learn about climate change from a wide variety of disciplines, and to explore surprising effects and promising, even counterintuitive, approaches to dealing with this global challenge.

About TEDx, x=independently organize event

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