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October 28, 2008
Barry University and the Center for Earth Jurisprudence joined forces to present “Global Warming, What Can Be Done?” on October 28, 2008. Throughout the day, students and the wider public attended sessions presented by scientists, lawyers, theologians, economists and other experts. Insightful discussions surrounded climate change treaty obligations, insatiable consumerism and global warming, Earth jurisprudence and eco-centric perspectives about global warming, and theological perspectives about shifting attitudes beyond dominion toward stewardship. Bill McKibben, author of “The End of Nature,” presented the keynote address in which he offered his views about climate change and outlined needed steps to be taken at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP 14) in Poznan, Poland, Dec. 1 – 12, 2008. For more information about McKibben’s presentation, visit Grist at http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/10/31/163112/36?source=daily.
On October 23 – 24, 2007, the Center for Earth Jurisprudence organized “Water World: H2O, Life and the Future,” a two-day interdisciplinary conference held at both Barry and St. Thomas universities, about the future of our Earth’s most precious resource that explored moral, ethical issues of access to water. Featured speakers included photographer Clyde Butcher, author Michael Grunwald, reporter and editor Cynthia Barnett. Florida Catholic covered the conference in its article, “Water Woes,” http://www.thefloridacatholic.org/mia/mia2007/miaarticles/20071109_mia_water_woes.php
“Earth Jurisprudence: Defining the Field and Claiming the Promise,” April 2007
Sr. Pat Siemen discusses Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Sí, on News 13′s “In Depth” 10/9/15View video full screen on YouTube.
Sr. Pat Siemen on Rights of Nature at TEDxJacksonville 2013View video full screen on YouTube.
CEJ Events & PresentationsProtecting Our Common Home
A CEJ Webinar Series
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016: Highlights of Third International Tribunal on the Rights of Mother Earth and the December 2015 Paris Climate Summit
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016: Rights of Nature: What Are They?
Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Florida Constitutional Revision Committee and a "Community Rights" Amendment Protecting Human and Ecological Health
This web-based seminar series explores emergent legal systems and cultural themes and addresses the intrinsic rights of nature and the international Earth laws movement. Topics will include law and policy, ethics, principles of environmental sustainability, science, and spirituality.
For registration or further information, please e-mail Sr. Pat Siemen or call (321) 206-5779. Please RSVP at least 48 hours before each program. Directions for participation will be sent to you.
Other Events:~ More events coming soon! ~
Learning to See Naturally ~ Nature Journaling WorkshopsVisit our nature journaling blog, Learning to See Naturally, for poems, photos, stories and other nature-inspired creative works from our workshop participants.
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- First-Ever Sustainable Energy Roadmap for the Caribbean Launched October 28, 2015