MCC Green Events


Title: All Aboard Antarctica An Overview of a Three Week Science
Date: From 1/24/2017 to 1/24/2017
Time: From 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Contact Info: Kim Hankins, Director of Sustainability || Phone: (815)455-8778 || Email: khankins@mchenry.edu
Location: MCC Luecht Conference Center
Description: This lecture is a unique opportunity to hear about an exciting adventure to Antarctica in the name of science & education. The lecture features Betty Trummel, exhibition participant and retired School District #47 educator, who will have just returned from Antarctica. On December 2, 2016, Betty and 75 other women in science from around the world set sail on a three-week science and leadership expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. The expedition is called Homeward Bound, and is taking place on board a ship named Ushuaia, named after its home port in Argentina.

Upon her return, Betty will provide us with the exciting details about the challenges and rewards of participating in science research and expeditions in Antarctica. She will talk about the role of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in working in this remote, harsh and unique environment. Betty will also discuss how the earth's polar regions are important areas where scientists study climate change and how the ecosystems on both land and water are impacted by a warming earth.

This event is sponsored by the MCC Sustainability Center, MCC College & Career Readiness, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and the Citizens' Climate Lobby- McHenry County Chapter.

Follow the crew aboard the Ushuaia at:
www.Scienceroadshow.wordpress.com 

Title: Resiliency Climate Change and Communities on the Edge
Date: From 2/7/2017 to 2/7/2017
Time: From 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Contact Info: Kim Hankins, Director of Sustainability || Phone: (815)455-8778 || Email: khankins@mchenry.edu
Location: MCC Luecht Conference Center
Description: Healthy societies depend on physical and social infrastructure to advance economic opportunity, protect our environment and improve people's lives. Mr. Sands will provide an in depth look at the concept of resiliency and how effective planning will help communities prepare for impending climate related issues. 

Title: Engaging Citizens in Civic Ecology Practices
Date: From 2/21/2017 to 2/21/2017
Time: From 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m
Contact Info: Kim Hankins, Director of Sustainability || Phone: (815)455-8778 || Email: khankins@mchenry.edu
Location: MCC Luecht Conference Center
Description: Throughout her career Dr. Schusler has worked at the interface of people and the environment. As Advanced Lecturer in Loyola�s Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Dr. Schusler teaches courses in Environmental Justice, Human Dimensions of Conservation, Food Systems, and Water. Her research focuses on citizen participation and stakeholder engagement in sustainable community development. 

Title: Building the Social Justice Narrative on Our Environmental Crises
Date: From 2/28/2017 to 2/28/2017
Time: From 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m
Contact Info: Kim Hankins, Director of Sustainability || Phone: (815)455-8778 || Email: khankins@mchenry.edu
Location: MCC Luecht Conference Center
Description: Shalini Gupta is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (CEED) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ms. Gupta�s work is focused on forging solutions to our environmental crises that are grounded in economic and social history. She has worked with a range of organizations from local grassroots groups to international organizations engaging in the promotion of sound environmental policy and environmental justice and sustainable policies at the community level and across the country. 

Title: Gardenfest
Date: From 4/8/2017 to 4/8/2017
Time: From 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact Info: Conference Center || Phone: (815) 455-8764 || Email: conferencecenter@mchenry.edu
Location: MCC
Description: Enjoy the keynote address "Garden Renovations for Any Size Landscape" with Melinda Myers plus choose from over 30 other breakout sessions to fill your day with education, information and new ideas. 

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