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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 on Rights of Nature at TEDxJacksonville 2013View video full screen on YouTube.
Florida’s Water and Land LegacyCongratulations to all who worked so diligently and passionately to collect the signatures required to place dedicated funding for conservation land acquisition on the ballot in 2014. More than 960,000 voters signed in support of this measure! Learn more about this initiative at Florida's Water and Land Legacy.org.
CEJ Events & PresentationsMore coming soon!
Other EventsWater Blues/Green Solutions
St. Johns Riverkeeper & partners
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Locally premiering a new documentary film about communities working with nature to solve their water problems, followed by a panel discussion.
Learn more at StJohnsRiverkeeper.org.
Marion County Springs Festival
Florida Springs Institute & partners
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Silver Springs State Park
Silver Springs, FL
Exhibits, vendors, music, food, kids programs and more, surrounded by Florida’s first attraction, the historic and magical Silver Springs.
Contact: (352) 236-7148
More info at FloridaSpringsInstitute.org.
Growing Native Annual Conference
Florida Native Plant Society
May 15-18, 2014
Florida Gulf Coast University
Ft. Myers, FL
Field trips, speakers, education, socials, and a plant sale, all featuring the intriguing world of native plants.
Find out more at FNPS.org.
River City EcoFest
River City Eco Foundation
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Outdoor Music/Eco Festival & River Race with workshops, clinics, outdoor recreation expo, a film festival, food, trucks and music.
Contact: (904) 502-7733
Get more info at RiverCityChallenge.org.
Finding the Fountains of Youth: Exploring the Myth of Florida’s Magical Waters
Ongoing through April 27, 2014
Rincon Gallery, South Florida Museum
Graphic designer Rick Kilby examines how Florida’s reputation for healing, restorative waters entered popular culture and created its tourist economy.
Contact: (941) 746-4131
Details at SouthFloridaMuseum.org.
Springs Eternal: Florida’s Fragile Fountains of Youth
Ongoing through May 30, 2014
Gallery for Innovation and the Arts
R.A. Gray Building
Photographer John Moran’s images from the past and present create a then-and-now narrative of Florida's springs.
Contact: (850) 245-6470
Discover more at SpringsEternalProject.org.
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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- Peacekeeping Budgets Equal Less Than Two Days of Military Spending April 22, 2014