LICSN: Upcoming Calendar of Events, February 2009

February 5. 4 pm to 6 pm.  National Teach in on Global Warming at C.W. Post. LOCATION: Pioneer Room, Hillwood Commons , C.W. Post, Brookville , NY .  Introduction by Dr. Scott Carlin. Presentations: ECOART.  Introduction by Dr. Rachael Baum (invited).  Environmental artists work with, on, and for, the environment.  Leading ecoartists discuss their work and the changing relationships between art, nature and society.  SLIDE PRESENTERS: Prof. Richard Kirk Mills, Prof. Winn Rea, William Schuck.  (For events at other Long Island locations visit the national web site.)

February 7, 2009 10:00 AM. Solar energy seminar. Curious about solar power? The sun can help you generate electricity, heat hot water for your home or heat your swimming pool. Attend this FREE contractor-sponsored solar seminar to learn more, and enter a raffle to win a whole house electric metering system installed at no cost, a $400 value.  Conducted by: Go Solar, Inc.  Location: Go Solar office, 272 Main Road (Route 25), Riverhead , NY 11901 .  For other planned events go to http://www.gosolar.com/events.htm .  For solar energy events at other locations visit the calendar listing at: http://www.renewableenergylongisland.org

February 12th from 10am-12pm for “Managing Lean and Green Forum: Political Climate Change.” Pratt Center for Community Development ( 144 W. 14th Street in Manhattan ).  Information will be presented on policies and programs that can dramatically increase the energy efficiency of NYC’s housing and buildings.  For more information or to register

February 17, 7 pm. Student Center at Stony Brook Southampton.  “Biodiversity, Carbon, or Economic Collapse: Defining our Existential Crisis.”  Presentation by Scott Carlin.  How do we grapple with the simultaneous crises presented by Global Warming, Species Extinctions, Peak Oil, and the Current Financial Crisis?   Do they all share a common set of underlying causes?  How do we respond forcefully and rapidly to shift directions?

February 24, 7 pm.  Hampton Bays Library.  Peter Maniscalco will discuss Cancer as a Hero’s Journey: A motivational program for a time of challenge.  This program is for anyone touched by cancer: patients, their families, friends, and supporters.

February 26, 7 pm Huntington Library.  Presentation by the Long Island Progressive Coalition.  Jared Diamond’s Collapse and Climate Change.  Jared Diamond Video and Discussion with Scott Carlin and David Sibek.

April 1. 7:30 pm.  Pisces Restaurant, Babylon.  Presentation by Scott Carlin.  “Global Warming: How Immediate is the Crisis?”  Global Warming is not just a crisis of ecology, it effects our economy and our ability to produce energy. An economy run by corporations is failing us. Corporations are legally required to place the interests of shareholders ahead of planetary health.  We need a broader model of democracy which would allow us to quickly and fairly dial down our consumption while focusing on fulfilling basic human needs.  Sponsored by the Babylon Greens.

April 22, 2009. G.A.I.N. (Green And Invovled Now) and The Rogers Memorial Library ( Southampton Village ) are planning a bus trip to New York to the Museum of Natural History to see the climate crisis exhibit on Earth Day.  Information to follow in the Library’s Spring Newsletter.

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