Climate Change Events

For more information about any of the events listed below, contact Assistant Professor of Economics Karl Seeley at or 607-431-4628.

4-6 p.m., Saturday, September 8, Frisbee Field: Get Involved!

  • Live music from The Moby Strip!
  • Locally grown appetizers!
  • Student speakers, President Dick Miller, Oneonta Mayor John Nader
  • Participatory art coordinated by local artist Cynthia Marsh
  • Come and find out how you can be involved.

Saturday, September 15: Bike ride along the Catskill Scenic Trail

  • Scrape the rust off your bike chain and join us for a low-key 19-mile ride along a former railroad grade. Learn about transportation choices and how they affect climate.

7 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, Straw Bale House, Pine Lake Environmental Campus: "Conversations at the Lake" with Gene Marner

  • The organizer of efforts to plan for "peak oil" in the town of Franklin addresses how the scope of our economic activities affects carbon emissions

5-7 p.m., Sunday, September 23,Pine Lake Pavilion:Pine Lake Club Local-Food Cook-off

9 a..m.- 6 p.m., Sunday, October 7, Milford Historical Society:
Permaculture Workshop with Albert Bates
(co-sponsored with local organizations)

  • An all-day event about learning how to live lighter on the land.
  • Read more about Albert Bates, author of "Climate in Crisis: The Greenhouse Effect and What We Can Do" (with a foreword by Al Gore)

Saturday, October 27: Transportation Fair

  • How much can you do with a pound of gas vs. a pound of food? Just how hard is it to pull 100 pounds (plus yourself) uphill? Find out for yourself with challenging activities.

5-7 p.m., Saturday, November 3, Stack Lounge, Dewar Union: Organic Dinner

  • Enjoy a meal of organic and locally produced food.

4 p.m., Friday, April 25, 105 Johnstone Science Center: The Ozone Hole Revisited

  • Take another look at issues surrounding the hole in the Earth's ozone. Tim Canty '94 will speak on his research in a talk titled The Ozone Hole Revisited: Do We Really Understand What's Going On?

7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, Farrington Room, Dewar Hall: Shaun Chapman '02 and 'Stand-up Economist' Yoram Bauman

  • Chapman and Bauman will lead an informal discussion on what economists  do, how they contribute to finding solutions to global warming, and what you can do with an economics degree. No question is too silly, no answer is too far-fetched.