NJIT Environment Week 2019
September 20 – September 27
Sign the Petition!
The petition requests NJIT to make addressing the upcoming environmental crisis an urgent and institution-wide priority. Anyone associated with NJIT may sign it: faculty, staff and students.
Click here to sign it. (A Google form — you will be asked to sign in with your NJIT account.)
Events of the Week
Friday, September 20
11:30AM – 1PM in the Highlander Pub
CLIMATE CHANGE — A CALL TO ACTION!
Join fellow environmentalists — students, staff and faculty — for an information session focusing on climate change and the coming 2020 elections. Learn about the environmentally sensitive initiatives launched by campus organizations such as NJIT GREEN and Engineers Without Borders. Information, messaging, action. Make a tee-shirt. Inspire a button campaign. FOOD! PRIZES!
In collaboration with the Murray Center for Women in Technology
Tuesday, September 24
ZERO WASTE EAST
9:45AM in the WEC Highlander Lecture Hall
Watch via live stream as local environmental superstar Tom Szaky, CEO of Terracycle, delivers the keynote address on Day One of the Zero Waste East conference at NJII. Coffee, tea and breakfast treats.
In collaboration with companiesforzerowaste.com and NJII
Wednesday, September 25
WHAT ANTARCTICA MEANS TO US
Marissa Grunes, Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment
3:30 PM in Cullimore 411
Never has it been more urgent that we understand the Antarctic — its natural features, its development, its uncertain future, and what its fate will mean for us as a species. This talk stems from my current book project, Incognita: A Portrait of Antarctica, part of which addresses cultural questions about the role of Antarctica in the literary imagination beginning in the eighteenth century. The historical and literary records are rich with the awe-struck, poetic, and pragmatic descriptions of past writers and navigators, which make this supposedly dead, empty continent come to life. They also remind us that the inhospitable, inaccessible poles of the world — which may seem so distant to our daily lives — play a powerful role in human culture, just as they are key to the global climate.
THIS TALK IS OPEN TO THE ENTIRE NJIT COMMUNITY
COFFEE AND REFRESHMENTS
Part of the Department of Humanities Fall Colloquium series
Thursday, September 26
NJIT-RUTGERS COMBINED CAMPUS BIOBLITZ!
8AM – 5PM
Meet at the Bioblitz table on the main plaza of the Rutgers-Newark campus. Join us any time during the day and discover the surprising biodiversity on our campuses and how we can encourage it.
In collaboration with the Federated Department of Biological Sciences
Friday, September 27
HONORS COLLOQUIUM: THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS
11:30AM – 1PM in the Campus Center Atrium
Join us for a panel discussion featuring NJIT faculty experts from various disciplines, followed by facilitated round-table conversations about what we as individuals, and NJIT as an institution, can and should be doing to secure our planet’s future. Open to everyone.
In collaboration with the Albert Dorman Honors College
Links and Resources
“Hello From the Year 2050” by Bill McKibben. A realistic story about what the next 30 years might look like if we start doing what we need to do now.