Climate Change Initiative

2011 CCI Events

  • Dec. 8, 2011 - UMass Lowell Ecology Film Festival! Ecology students present short videos about ecology of infectious disease, mass extinctions, ocean acidification and dead zones, and more. Free refreshments and open to the public!
  • December 5, 2011, “Rethinking Climate Refugees and Climate Conflict: Rhetoric, Reality and Politics" Elizabeth Hartmann, Professor, Development Studies & Director, Population and Development Program, Hampshire College
  • Oct. 20, 2011, Climate Change Teach-In: "Old Media, New Media: the Promise and Perils of Communicating Climate Change," Featuring Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, writer and producer of "Earth: The Operators Manual." Hosted by renowned geoscientist, Richard Alley, Ph.D., the project conveys core climate change science and sustainable energy solutions.
    • Over 400 participants - UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff and area high school students
    • UMass Lowell News Coverage
  • October 20-21, 2011, “Carbon Smarts: Learning Science on the Go” is a national conference that brings diverse communities together to examine the potential of Out of Home Media Carbon Smarts Conference Website
    Contact: David Lustick, Ph.D.,
    e-mail: David_Lustick@uml.edu
  • Aug. 4, 2011: Climate Change Video Screening. YEP (Youth Educating the Public) Film Festival! Cambridge high school students mentored with UMass Lowell interns to produce an amazing array of media pieces, including: a game show, rap music, experimental film, a news program, and animation.
  • June 22, 2011: UMass Lowell students' short films on climate change screened during Lowell Sustainability Week at an event co-sponsored by the CCI. Also featured, “Riding Bikes with the Dutch,” a fast-paced journey that compares the biking culture of Holland to the car-centered lifestyle of Southern California.
  • May 9, 2011: A Look to the Future: Student Videos Take on Climate Change. UMass-Lowell students and NASA unite! Students have participated in an intensive NASA-sponsored workshop to create 5 short films on one of the greatest challenges faced by society and science: CLIMATE CHANGE.
  • April 28, 2011: The True Cost of Coal: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Our Future. Presented by the Beehive Design Collective
  • April 27, 2011: 5 - 6 p.m. "The Role of Algae in Climate Change and our Energy Future". Speaker: Curt Felix, Founder and CEO of Plankton Power, Inc.
  • April 14, 2011: "Climate Cafe" We would like to create more opportunities for members of the Climate Change Initiative and our campus and community partners to spend time together in informal, agenda-free, and relaxed settings, as we find that these opportunities are often the most creative (and fun). So, come meet up with your colleagues, students, and friends at our first "Climate Cafe!"
  • March 30, 2011, Climate Interactive: Empowering students, citizens, and international negotiators with state-of-the-art climate change science and decision support. Speaker: Travis Franck, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Policy Analyst (Climate Interactive) and Research Affiliate of MIT.
    • "Climate Interactive is building a community that creates, shares, and uses credible models, accessible simulations, and related media in order to improve the way leaders and citizens around the world think about the climate."
    • Video of Climate Interactive Seminar
  • March 28, 2011: Building a Movement for a Better Future without Fossil Fuels. Speaker: Craig Altemose, Founder of Students for a Just and Stable Future and a leader of the youth climate movement will join us to discuss what drew him to the climate movement and where he thinks it's going.
  • March 9, 2011: Microbial Fuel Cells: Research, Education, and Entrepreneurship. Speaker: Keegan Cooke, Founder of Keegotech, Inc.
  • Feb. 9, 2011: This Generation's Sputnik Moment: China Takes Lead in Wind and Solar Development. Speaker: Clayton Handleman, Founder and CEO of Heliotronics, Inc. This Generation's Sputnik Moment: China Takes Lead in Wind and Solar Development presentation video (use UMass Lowell e-mail address and password to access).