It’s hard to miss the interest in sustainability, the environment, and climate change discussions around campus. On Monday, October 5th, at 7:00PM, in the Summers Auditorium, a number of faith-based student organizations, the UWW Sustainability Office, S.A.G.E., and P.E.A.C.E. are sponsoring a presentation and discussion around faith perspectives on climate change: Faith and Climate Change.
While most recently the Catholic Pope Francis has ignited conversation worldwide with his encyclical letter, “On Care for Our Common Home,” Andersen Library has many resources which provide background to the intersection of religion and environmental interests. A simple search in Research@UWW results in print and electronic titles from the Religion and Sustainability : Social Movements and the Politics of the Environment to Making Nature Sacred : Literature, Religion, and Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present.
Take a deeper dive into the science, politics and religious issues using the following databases:
Environment Complete database provides access to scholarly research articles in agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, urban planning, and more.
GreenFILE focuses on aspects of human impact to the environment. This is for the researcher looking for individual response to environmental issues, such as solar or wind power options; on corporate response such as alternative energies used in the business sector; or on local or government impact such as environmental laws and studies.
ATLA Religion Database provides information on topics including religion in social issues.
Finally, hear what speakers from a variety of perspectives have to say, and participate in the discussion. The UWW Diversity Forum offers a variety of opportunities, through presentations and film screenings during Fall semester:
Monday, Nov 2: RACE AND URBAN ECO-JUSTICE
Dr. Antwi Akom, From Urgency to Action: Ecojustice, Tech Innovation, and Community Revitalization
Tuesday, Nov 3: WISCONSIN AND NATIVE AMERICAN CONCERNS
Dr. Patty Loew, Robert Mann, and Matt Dannenberg, Seventh Generation Earth Ethics
Wednesday, Nov 4: A DAY FOR UW-WHITEWATER RESEARCHERS
Student Poster Presentations and
C. Holly Denning and Maggie Alario, Katrina @ 10: Resilience and Restoration in Gulf Coast Communities
Thursday, Nov 5: GENDER AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
Brown Bag Lunch for UW-W Faculty and Staff with Dr. Joni Seager, What Does Gender Have To Do With It?: Making Feminist Sense of Climate Change