Wes students and faculty had a chance to learn more about the Green New Deal at a Town Hall event here on campus last night–one of hundreds of events being organized across the country by Sunrise Movement, cofounded by COE alum Evan Weber ‘13. Last night’s event, organized on campus by WesDivest and Wesleyan Climate Action Group and cosponsored by the COE, featured Sunrise Movement rep Lauren Maunus, a senior at Brown University studying environmental science with a focus in environment and inequality. Lauren serves on the leadership team of the Energize RI Coalition and the RI Green New Deal Research Council, and helped start the Sunrise RI hub. (Photos by Laurie Kenney)Continue reading “sunrise shines light on the green new deal”
Meaghan Parker, executive director of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), visited Wesleyan University earlier this month to present “Talking about the Weather: Communicating Complexity in the Era of Climate Change,” an event sponsored by the College of the Environment. As a previous editor at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Parker’s work has a strong focus on actionable ideas that can realistically be implemented in journalism and education. Her talk emphasized the roles that journalists play in environmental education, from raising awareness to holding politicians accountable, and how journalists can be more effective at communicating the intricacies of the environmental movement, current events, and the subtle relationships they often have with each other.
Award-winning writer-conservationist-activist Terry Tempest Williams cast a quiet spell on members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown communities during a reading and book-signing reception at Memorial Chapel on March 1, at the invitation of Wesleyan’s College of the Environment. Continue reading “wisdom in the wilderness: terry tempest williams @ wes”