[imc-st.louis] Lug-a-Mug to Climate Change Roundtable
fitzdon at aol.com
Wed Jun 25 08:42:58 PDT 2008
Please “lug-a-mug” to the Surviving Climate Change Roundtable. That
means: bring your own drinking apparatus.
Unlike many “environmental conferences” the roundtable will NOT have
piles of disposable cups. Webster does not provide washable cups; so,
the only alternative is for everyone to bring their own mug.
Can you bring drinks to the get-together Friday night, June 27? We
should have food; but no one has yet offered to bring anything to drink.
Let me know.
Can you bring a 20-30 cup coffee maker to the roundtable? We could make
our own coffee if anyone has one. Let me know.
See you day after tomorrow,
*Dinner/Informal Get-together *
*Friday, June 27, 6:00 – 10:00 pm *
This is the only part of the roundtable in Sverdrup 101. The Sverdrup
building address is 8300 Big Bend Blvd (at Edgar Rd)
Please bring something edible to share, preferably vegetarian and not
highly processed. Drinks will be very welcome.
This will be one of the most important parts of the roundtable. You will
have the opportunity to meet others, including panel speakers.
Discussions during the panels will be vastly more interesting if you
have met the people who are speaking. Please join us Friday evening.
*Surviving Climate Change: Producing Less and Enjoying it More*
The effects of climate change, peak oil and toxic production are here.
We know it every time we see news of weather disasters and disappearing
species. We feel it every time we buy gas. We hear it every time a child
uses an asthma inhaler.
Solutions are here, also. But meaningful changes are being stubbornly
ignored by government, big business and big enviro:
* A genuine effort at reducing greenhouse gases would require food to be
grown within 100 miles of where it is eaten.
* A serious climate change program would stop funding the 800 military
bases which ensure a continuous flow of oil to the US.
* The most energy efficient homes are homes that have no heating system
* The most energy efficient cars are those that are replaced by trains,
buses, bicycles or feet.
But how do we create a society without individual cars and the expanding
mountains of garbage that are the real causes of environmental
catastrophe? How do we reduce production without worsening the lives of
low income Americans and the poor throughout the world? Is the
production of luxury, waste, plastic food and unnecessary transport and
construction so monstrously large that eliminating it could actually
allow for an increase in necessities and a 30 hour work week?
On June 27-29, 2008, we will meet in at Webster University [470 E.
Lockwood Ave.] St. Louis to discuss remaking American society. The focus
will be on developing solutions, rather than repeating the problems we
all know exist. We will seek solutions that alter the structure of US
society rather than personal lifestyle changes.
The meeting will be organized as a roundtable [rather than a
conference]. We assume that many participants will have as much to
contribute as speakers. Panels will have as much time for discussion as
Please send the registration form and notice the time-sensitive
registration fees. You can register on-line at www.gateway-greens.org If
you need information about lodging near Webster University, please email
chicherio at aol.com
Sponsored by /Synthesis/Regeneration: A Magazine of Green Social
Thought/ and the Webster University Department of History, Politics and
Registration for Surviving Climate Change: Producing Less and Enjoying
June 27-29, 2008, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri
Send $25 registration to:
Gateway Green Alliance, P.O. Box 8094, St. Louis MO 63156
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