GAME ON: Sports Confronts the Climate Crisis
This event will occur on Weds. November 13 in 102 Textor Hall @ 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!
This public lecture explores how the climate crisis is harming the health of athletes as well as threatening the future of sports itself. It will also examine how athletes and sports figures are emerging as leaders in the climate justice movement around the world and offer opportunities for engagement by IC students. Of particular interest: exposure to air pollution from fossil fuel combustion and its effects on lung development and athletic performance in youth athletes; the rising incidence of heat stroke in outdoor sports, such as long-distance running and cricket; the leadership role that surfers, skiers, and snowboarders are playing in the fight for a renewable energy future; and the ways in which sports psychology can serve as useful tool in overcoming fear and anxiety about climate change. Topics discussed will be relevant to student athletes, exercise science students, health science majors of all kinds, as well as environmental studies and environmental science majors.
This event is co-sponsored by the Ithaca College Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training in collaboration with the Department of Environment Studies and Sciences. Provost La Jerne Cornish will be on hand to welcome the audience to Ithaca College. Student environmental leaders will also be there.
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The year-long program puts you in an intensive classroom training with people like Bill McKibben and other guest speakers. Then, you move to hands-on experience working with groups like Oceana, Corporate Accountability, The Wilderness Society and Mighty Earth to fight climate change, protect public lands and reform our food system. And when you graduate they will help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.
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Green Corps’ year long program begins in August 2020 with Introductory Classroom Training, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.
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Please direct your questions about this fellowship opportunity to:
Hayley Berliner, Organizer with Green Corps
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Dear honors students,
We’ve postponed the honors social event that was scheduled for tonight 7-9pm in Klingenstein lounge. It will be rescheduled. Please stay tuned!
Come and celebrate Toni Morrison’s (1931-2019) contribution to literature and take a stand against censorship with this great event at the Handwerker Gallery on Sept. 24th!