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Saturday Events

8:45–9:45 a.m., Concurrent Presentations l
Session descriptions, locations and presenters

Assets over Needs; Alleviating Poverty from the Inside Out

Changing the Climate by Doing Campus Ecology

Climate Stories from Tanzania

Developing a Local Food Economy

Ecological Challenges in South India

Endangered: The Island of Tuvalu

Exploring the Faces of Climate Change

Exploring the Growing Rural Renaissance

Hop on the Bus! 

How Does the College Garden Grow?

Human Consequences of a Warming Planet: Seeking Climate Justice and How You Can Help

Local Energy Action Now: Engaging Local Citizens to Mitigate Climate Change

My Arctic: A Discussion of Siberian Children’s Art

Peace Piece

Re-Generation: The Youth Climate Movement

Teaching the Wedge Game: How to Provide a Climate of Hope Using Current Technologies

The Listening Project

The Polaris Project: Current Research in Arctic Ecosystem Science

Using Satellite and Space Telescope Images to Track Climate Change

Wal-Mart and Green Corporate Responsibility

Water Issues in the Middle East

What Does It Mean to Be a Peace Scholar? Studying Peace, Sustainability and Community in Guatemala. 

10–10:30 a.m., Interfaith Worship Service, Boe Chapel

St. Olaf Pastor Bruce Benson

10:45–11:30 a.m., Featured Speaker, Boe Chapel

It's Time for Action on Climate Change
Senator Amy Klobuchar

11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m., Peace Fair and Student Expo, Buntrock Commons

11:30 a.m., Lunch, Buntrock Commons, Fireside Lounge

Pick up your vegetarian box lunch in the Fireside Lounge on the main floor of Buntrock Commons and proceed to Saturday Seminar II sessions. Your nametag is your lunch ticket.

Noon–1 p.m., Concurrent Presentations ll
Session descriptions, locations and presenters  

Changing the Climate by Doing Campus Ecology

Climate and Culture on Baffin Island

Climate Stories from Tanzania

College Students at the Policy Table: The Power of MPIRG

Endangered: The Island of Tuvalu

Faith Based Approaches in Conservation: A Lasting Legacy or a Bunch of Preaching?

Hop on the Bus! 

How Does the College Garden Grow?

Human Consequences of a Warming Planet: Seeking Climate Justice and How You Can Help

Palestinian Christian Clubs: Building Community

Perspectives on the Sustainability in Art and the Art in Sustainability

Re-Generation: The Youth Climate Movement

Sustainable Justice: The Future of Environmental Justice

The Healing Journey: Integrating Modern Science, Traditional Knowledge and Environmental Stewardship

The Impact of Global Warming on Environmental Health Challenges in India

The Polaris Project: Current research in Arctic Ecosystem Science

Using Satellite and Space Telescope Images to Track Climate Change

Water Issues in the Middle East

What Does It Mean to Be a Peace Scholar? Studying Peace, Sustainability and Community in Guatemala. 

1:15–4 p.m., Final Plenary Session, Skoglund Center

St. Olaf College Taiko Drum ensemble
Luther College Yosakoi Dance ensemble

Climate Change: The Defining Challenge of Our Time
A video message from Rajendra K. Pachauri Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General of The Energy and Resources Institute

The consequences of global warming include increased intensity of tropical cyclones, increased frequency of heavy precipitation and rising sea levels. These changes in the global climate endanger peace by causing, among other things, an increase in “environmental refugees” which triggers the destabilization of social and political systems worldwide. Pachauri calls for “integrated and comprehensive solutions” requiring the mobilization of the scientific community — and all of human society — to stabilize the earth’s climate.

Response to Pachauri's Message
Richard Alley, James Lyons, Robert K. Musil

Presentation of the 2009 Peace Scholars by Maureen Reed, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum executive committee co-chair

Poetry Reading by Mac Gimse '58

Greening of the Ghetto — And How Much it Won't Cost Us
Majora Carter

Sustainable South Bronx, the organization Majora Carter founded, pioneered green-collar job training and placement systems in one of the most environmentally and economically challenged parts of the U.S. She will describe how the interests of civic, business and nonproft groups can be met by working together to invest in an urban green economy.

Closing remarks by St. Olaf President, David R. Anderson '74

Invitation to the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Augsburg College President, Paul Pribbenow

Quintet No. 1 by Viktor Ewald
III. Allegro Noderato
St. Olaf Brass Quintet

Students from sponsoring colleges who arrived on buses should meet in front of Skoglund Center near the traffic circle immediately after closing ceremonies conclude.

 
 
St. Olaf College is one of five Midwest ELCA colleges that collaborate with the Norwegian Nobel Institute to host the annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum. This prestigious forum is held in cooperation with the Norwegian Nobel Institute and is the institute’s only such program or academic affiliation outside Norway.
 
 
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