Stevens Point Chapter Public Presentations & Panels
The list below contains information about the “Public Presentations & Panels” that the Stevens Point CCL Chapter has held over the years. It was compiled by Dan Dieterich our state coordinator. The Stevens Point chapter has found screenings of films and forums/presentations of various kinds to be excellent ways to educate themselves and others in their community about climate change, as well as to motivate attendees to join CCL and/or sign Constituent Comment letters and Wisconsin Leaders Letters.
Individual Public Presentations by Stevens Point CCL Chapter Presenters How to Take Action on Climate Change @ UWSP LIFE (Learning is ForEver) Program (2014) Climate Changes Affecting Agriculture @ Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Plover (2014) Causes & Consequences of Climate Change to Portage County Board of Supervisors (2014) 15 minutes & to Stevens Point City Council (2017) How to Write Effective Letters to the Editor and to Members of Congress to 350 Stevens Point and other UWSP students (2015) & @ MREA Energy Fair (2015) Climate Change and National Security UWSP LIFE Program (2015)
How to interact with members of Congress to Portage County Democratic Party (2015, 2016, & 2017) – 2 or 3 presenters
Climate Action: A Moral Imperative Climate Change Coalition of Door County, North Ephraim (2015)
Building Political Will and Citizen Involvement for 2 LWV (League of Women Voters) groups, Plover (2016)
What you can do about climate change for UW Oshkosh Earth Week 145 attendees (2016) MREA Renewable Energy Fair (2016) General Public at Public Library, Stevens Point (2016), Appleton National Active & Retired Federal Employees (2017) Become an Effective Climate Advocate, MREA Renewable Energy Fair (2017) Climate Change Impacts on Birds & People Sheboygan County Audubon Chapter and Fond du Lac Audubon Chapter (2017) Individual Public Presentations by Guest Presenters Building the Political Will to Stop Climate Change by Madeleine Para, Wisconsin Group Leader for Citizens Climate Lobby, February 2012 (Public Library) 2 Cosponsors: LWV & Interfaith Community for the Earth The Climate Crisis & American Health (UWSP) 2013--Joel Charles, M.D. Candidate, UW School of Medicine--93 attendees Cosponsors: CCL, UWSP Student Health Service, Wood County Health Dept., ICE, LWV, MREA, Audubon, 350, OFA, Sustainable Stockton, Bahai Faith, Methodists, Buddhists, Presbyterians, & Conservancy Trust Climate Policy and the Economy: Not a free lunch, but perhaps a lunch worth paying for (Public Library) 2015—Dr. Thomas F. Rutherford, Prof. Agriculture and Applied Economics, UW Madison --115 attendees Cosponsors: Audubon, Farmshed, ICE, LWV, MREA, Conservancy Trust, UWSP School of Business & Economics, SPARTA, Sustainable Stockton, Tomorrow River Chautauqua Climate Change and Bird Extinction (UWSP) 2015—Dr. Alan Haney, Former Dean of UWSP CNR-- 117 attendees. Cosponsors: Audubon, Baha’i, UWSP Biology Dept., UWSP Env. Educators & Naturalists Assoc., Presbyterians, ICE, LWV, MREA, Conservancy Trust, Methodists, SPARTA, St. Pt. Parks & Recreation Department, Unitarians, Sustainable Stockton, & Tom. River Chautauqua Global Warming and Ecological Responses to Climate Change (Public Library) 2016—Dr. Jack Williams, Director of the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research and Bryson Professor of Climate at the UW-Madison 9 Cosponsors
Climate Change and Wisconsin Northwoods Forests: What we know, what we expect, and what we can do to adapt (Lincoln Senior Center) 2016 by Stephen Handler, Climate Change Specialist, US Forest Service Northern Research Station; Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (Michigan) 10Cosponsors, including Stevens Point Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department A Mediated Guest Presentation The Madhouse Effect: how climate change denial is threatening our planet destroying our politics, and driving us crazy (UWSP) 2016 by Dr. Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center, Penn State University --100 attendees in Stevens Point + some in Eau Claire 1 Cosponsor: 350 Stevens Point: Blackboard Collaborate ULTRA [Recorded: You Tube]It was a “carbon-neutral, interactive presentation”
Climate Change in Central Wisconsin (County Annex), 2013--78 attendees 1.former dean, UWSP Col. of Nat. Resources 2.The Director of the Center for Watershed Science & Education 3.The Portage County Health Officer 4.The Director of the Wis. Center for Environmental Education 5.The Portage County Executive (a CCL member) 6.CCL moderator 3 Cosponsors: Interfaith Community for the Earth, League of Women Voters (Local Chapter), & University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Climate Change and Wisconsin Hunting and Fishing, (Junior High Auditorium), 2014--114 attendees 1.The Executive Director, Wisc. Wildlife Federation & former Sec., WI DNR 2.A Fisheries Scientist, WI DNR 3.The Associate Director of the Center for Climate Research, UW-Madison 4.A Professor of Wildlife Ecology at the UW-Madison 5.CCL moderator 8 Cosponsors: Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, Wis. Center for Environmental Education, 350-Stevens Point, Audubon Society, Trout Unlimited (local) Chapter, Conservancy Trust, Interfaith Community for the Earth, Friends of the Little Plover River
Global Warming and Wisconsin Agriculture (Public Library), 2014 1.The State Director, USDA Rural Development 2.A Potato Farmer (& novelist, essayist, columnist, with a law degree) 3.State Exec. Director, USDA Farm Service Agency 4.WAOW TV-9 Meteorologist 5.CCL moderator 17 Cosponsors: Baha’i, Unitarians, Presbyterians, Methodists, Audubon, Central Rivers Farmshed, ICE, LWV, MREA, Conservancy Trust, AAUW chapter, SPARTA, 350, Sustainable Stockton, Tomorrow River Chautauqua, Wis. Farmers Union, &Wis. Potato & Vegetable Growers Association. "Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home:" Understanding Pope Francis on Climate Change (UWSP) 2016 1.A local Catholic priest 2.The founder of the Wisconsin Green Muslims (Milwaukee) 3.UWSP Political Science faculty member 4.Me (because of CCL’s Faith-Based Statements on Climate Change) 5.A UWSP Philosophy Dept. moderator 1sponsor: the UWSP Philosophy Department Faith Perspectives on Climate Change (UWSP) 2017--107 attendees 1.A Muslim 2.A Hindu 3.A Baha’i 4. & 5. Two Christians (a Roman Catholic and a Presbyterian) 6.A UWSP Philosophy Dept. moderator 5 cosponsors: Interfaith Community for the Earth, 350 Stevens Point, and three faith groups.