“Climate Refugees” documentary screening and talk back at The Palladium at St. Petersburg College

January 13, 2011 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment

St Petersburg College today announced a partnership with US Green Building Council, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter to present the documentary “Climate Refugees” at the Palladium at St Petersburg College.

The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, January 30, 2011 from 2:00pm – 4:30pm.  The Palladium is located at 253 Fifth Ave. N, St Petersburg.

The event is free; doors and informational booths open at 1:00 pm.

A climate refugee is a person displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters. Such disasters result from incremental and rapid ecological change, resulting in increased droughts, desertification, sea level rise, and the more frequent occurrence of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, cyclones, fires, mass flooding and tornadoes.

All this is causing mass global migration and border conflicts. For the first time, the Pentagon now considers climate change a national security risk and the term climate wars is being talked about in war-room like environments in Washington D.C.

“Climate Refugees” uncovers the plight of people around the world displaced by climatically-induced environmental disasters and was the centerpiece film at the UN Climate Summit last December.

Visit http://www.sustainabletampabay.org/ to sign up to attend.

Visit http://www.climaterefugees.com/ for the trailer.

To learn more about sustainability at SPC, visit http://www.spcollege.edu/sustainability.

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who we are:

Early in 2008, St. Petersburg College recognized its responsibility to model to our students, employees and community ways to minimize global warming emissions and provide the knowledge to our graduates to help achieve a more environmentally friendly future. Because of this, the College made sustainability (defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) a top priority. As a result, the Office for Sustainability was established.

what we do:

Working alongside internal and external partners, the Office for Sustainability focuses on the following areas of environmental stewardship: educational programs and corporate training, energy and natural resource conservation, green buildings and facilities, carbon emissions, recycling and student activities.

learn more:

To learn more about The Office for Sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green, Sustainability Coordinator at green.jason@spcollege.edu

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