T H E B U S I N E S S , F O O D
& A R T o f D R A W D O W N
tuesday at a glance...Cara Uy-Segal & Hannah Trillo 9am | Chris Bacon & Lauren Ornelas 10:30am | Hersh Shefrin 2pm | Mohan Gurunathan 4pm | Kristin Kusanovich, Aniya Butler & Brian Thorstenson 6pm | Image credit: Art of the Green New Deal by Marc Osborne
tuesday headliners are on zoom and fall within SCU classtimes at 9am, 10:30am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm with climate action power hour at 8pm
each headliner has a unique rsvp/zoom link.
click on the rsvp following each headliner description below. see you there!
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
ASSOC. for ADVANCEMENT of SUSTAINABILITY in HIGHER ED. GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE Oct 12-13-14. Free for SCU FAC/STAFF/STUDENTS. REGISTRATION INFO.
TUESDAY 9—10 am (PDT) CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY
Center for Sustainability:
Measuring, Mapping and Playbooks
with Cara Uy-Segal and Hannah Trillo
Santa Clara University's Center for Sustainability leaders and staff share an overview of their programs with a focus on how all members of a university can help achieve sustainability strategic plan goals and objectives. Get to know how you can measure, map, and share your own progress and contributions to SCU's campus sustainability plan or encourage your institution to do the same!
RSVP HERE for CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY: Measuring, Mapping and Playbooks
TUESDAY 10:30—11:30 AM (PST) FOOD JUSTICE
Connecting Collective Actions for Food Justice:
Activists and academics engage with ethics, rights, sustainability, culture, and plant-based diets as food systems change during the climate crisis.
A conversation with Lauren Ornelas, San Jose's Food Empowerment Project, and Chris Bacon, Environmental Justice & the Common Good, SCU.
Learn about the Food Empowerment Project's many community programs from farmworker and food justice to grocery store campaigns with a special focus on vegan diets and chocolate. Check out how the campus researchers at SCU have analyzed the role of food in contributing to global warming, and the ways that social and environmental justice intermingle. Learn how you can act and organize to access more culturally-relevant food offerings and environmental justice outcomes in your school, community and world.
LAUREN ORNELAS is the founder and president of Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.), a vegan food justice nonprofit that promotes veganism, fights for farm workers, works on lack of access to healthy foods in Black and Brown communities, and encourages people not to buy chocolate sourced from the worst forms of child labor, including slavery. She has been active in the animal rights movement since 1987, having started the first high school animal rights group in San Antonio, Texas, and then Action for Animals, a group she launched in college and that is still active in Austin. In 1999, lauren was asked by Viva!UK to start and run Viva!USA in 1999. As the leader of Viva!USA, lauren investigated factory farms and ran consumer campaigns, working with activists nationwide. In cooperation with other activists, lauren persuaded Trader Joe’s to stop selling duck meat, convinced Pier 1 Imports to stop using feathers, and was the spark that got the CEO of Whole Foods Market to become a vegan. She also helped halt the construction of an industrial dairy operation in California. Watch lauren’s TEDx talk on The Power of Our Food Choices. Learn more about F.E.P.’s work at www.foodispower.org, and our sister sites www.veganmexicanfood.com, www.veganfilipinofood.com and www.veganlaofood.com.
CHRISTOPHER M. BACON is an agroecoogist and human geographer, currently serving as an associate professor in Santa Clara University’s Department of Environmental Studies & Sciences (ESS) and as co-coordinator of the Environmental Justice and Common Good Initiative.He received a PhD in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz (2005), and completed postdoctoral studies in Geography at UC Berkeley, before joining ESS in 2010. Chris specializes in climate resilience, livelihoods, food systems sustainability and change, and food security in Central America, and environmental and food justice in California. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Switzer Foundation, as well as the Agropolis and The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundations. Dr. Bacon and a colleague recently secured a NSF grant to conduct a participatory study on how farmers and cooperatives are learning resilience, diversifying, and adapting to climate change, COVID, and other hazards in Nicaragua. Dr. Bacon’s work often takes a community-based and participatory action research approach to generate knowledge that informs both theory and social change. He has mentored more than 30 undergraduate students, and co-authored publications with several of them. Chris teaches introductory and upper division classes related to environmental policy, politics and planning, political ecology, and food justice.
RSVP HERE for CONNECTING COLLECTIVE ACTIONS FOR FOOD JUSTICE 10:30—11:30 AM Pacific (GMT -7)
TUESDAY 2—3 pm (PST) BUSINESS | BEHAVIORAL FINANCE
The Perils of Denial:
Carbon Pricing Avoidance in the Climate Crisis
with Hersh Shefrin, SCU Dept of Finance, Leavey School of Business.
At COP26, to take place in Glasgow in November 2021, will world leaders kick the can down the road once again, leaving us with no carbon pricing to speak of? How can behavioral finance and risk management help us understand why the world cannot get to yes on this crucial issue?
HERSH SHEFRIN is the Mario L. Belotti Professor of Finance at Santa Clara University. He is one of the pioneers in the behavioral approach to economics and finance. Together with Nobel laureate Richard Thaler, he developed an economic theory of self-control. The January 2001 issue of CFO magazine lists him among the academic stars of finance. A 2003 article in the American Economic Review listed him as one of the top fifteen economic theorists to have influenced empirical work. He is the author of seven books and numerous articles about how behavioral ideas impact real world decisions. In 2009, his book Beyond Greed and Fear was recognized by J.P. Morgan Chase as one of the top ten books published since 2000. He received his B.Sc. (Hons.) degree from the University of Manitoba, an M.Math degree from the University of Waterloo, and his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Oulu, Finland. He is frequently interviewed by the press and his work was profiled by BBC-TV in February 2014. He writes a monthly blog post for Forbes, and has intermittently written for The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and VOX. His Twitter handle is @HershShefrin.
RSVP HERE for THE PERILS OF DENIAL: CARBON PRICING 2:00—3:20 PM Pacific (GMT -7)
TUESDAY 4—5:20 pm (PST) FOOD AS A LEVER FOR DRAWDOWN
The Earth on Your Plate:
Why changing our diet is essential to address world hunger, world thirst, & biodiversity loss
with Mohan Gurunathan, Environmental Researcher and Educator.
Explore why we need to swiftly adopt more plant-based diets to save the Earth and her ecosystems. In this session we will learn how we can prioritize and accelerate critical and urgent climate action through scaling up healthy, joyous, ethical eating practices. A tUrn crowd favorite that will uproot any notions that promoting higher food chain consumption industries or practices is somehow a solution to the problems of world hunger, water scarcity or species extinction.
MOHAN GURUNATHAN is an engineer, entrepreneur and activist who has lived and worked in Silicon Valley for over 20 years. Around 7 years ago he became keenly interested in getting a better understanding of climate change, the environment and food sustainability. He has researched these topics in depth and shared his knowledge with the community via numerous public talks and published articles. Mohan acts as an advisor to several environmental and animal advocacy non-profits. He lives in Mountain View, with his wife and two young daughters.
RSVP HERE for EARTH ON YOUR PLATE: 2:00—3:20 PM
TUESDAY 6—7:30 pm (PST) ARTS for CLIMATE'S SAKE
Protest & Perception in Performance:
Artists in conversation about hip-hop, devised theatre, choreography & thinking extinction
with Aniya Butler, spoken word poet, community leader/organizer, and dancer from Youth v Extinction in Oakland, Brian Thorstenson (SCU Theatre & Dance), playwright, and devised theatre facilitator, and Kristin Kusanovich (SCU Theatre & Dance), choreographer, scientific report reader, & director of tUrn.
Get your biannual fill of new works of visual art, visualized data, youth protest, and experience excerpts of climate change dances and plays.
ANIYA BUTLER, SPOKEN WORD & HIP HOP
BRIAN THORSTENSON, DEVISED THEATRE & PLAYWRITING
KRISTIN KUSANOVICH, MODERN DANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY
RSVP HERE for PROTEST AND PERCEPTION IN PERFORMANCE Tues 6:00—7:30 PM
TUESDAY 8—9 PM (PST) REFLECTION & ACTION
student-led tUrn CLIMATE ACTION POWER HOURS
happening Monday-Thursday at 8pm
hosted by Emily Pachoud and Eemon Ghasemiyeh
Attended a Tuesday HEADLINER and want to meet reflect with others?
RSVP below and meet at 8:00 PM to connect with others, and achieve concrete advocacy tasks together around the day’s themes and action items – be guided in using on-line tools for climate advocacy and hang out with some like-minded climate leaders. Assisted by Kimber Wood, Chanel Bullock, Gloria Karekezi, & Sarah Dannon.
Help build a small community to drawdown global warming one choice, one advocacy strategy, and one civic engagement move at a time.
RSVP for ANY CLIMATE ACTION POWER HOUR (it's the same link all week...come to all 4 power hours...different advocacy tasks and ideas at each!