Tuesday, March 5, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Watertown Public Library 123 Main Street, Watertown MA
Two renown climate journalists, David Arnold and Dan Grossman, will give updates on the state of their work, knowledge, and visions of the future. A community conversation will follow focusing on measures we can take in our own lives to reduce carbon and a glimpse into what the world might look like in 2050 at current rates of change. Hosted by the Watertown Environment and Energy Efficiency Committee, cosponsored by the Sierra Club Greater Boston Group. Free.
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FSU presents symposium on legacy of 'Silent Spring' 50 years later 02/26/2013
Published in September 1962, “Silent Spring” is widely credited with helping launch the contemporary American environmental movement. In particular, the book documented the detrimental effects of pesticides on the environment, especially on birds. Since its publication, “Silent Spring” has been featured in many lists of the best nonfiction books of the twentieth century. The editors of Discover magazine named it one of the 25 greatest science books of all time in 2006.
The day-long symposium is sponsored by Michael Ruse, FSU’s Lucycle T. Werkmeister Professor in the Department of Philosophy and director of the Program in History and Philosophy of Science; Friends of the FSU Libraries; the Center for Humanities and Society; and the Program in History and Philosophy of Science. The events, which are free and open to the public, will take place:
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
9 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
STROZIER LIBRARY, SCHOLARS COMMONS READING ROOM (GROUND FLOOR)
116 HONORS WAY
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUSClick here for a complete listing of speakers and events.