Athens Chapter - Focus the Nation - January 31st, 2008!

"Global Warming Solutions for America" ; "Our World, Our Future, Our Choice"  

Agenda for Athens Focus the Nation

*Wednesday and Thursday events are free and open to the public.
To become involved, just attend the event (location in italics below) and
vote on your top initiative for global climate change action!

Now to Jan 31st

Top Five Initiatives for Global Warming Action.

Vote on the number one way you think we can impact global climate change! (Voting booths coming soon around Athens; Submit votes online; or vote the day of the event.)

Georgia Center, University of Georiga


January 27


Global Warming and the Food We Eat.

A forum with Dr. Carl Jordan, UGA Ecologist & founder of Spring Valley EcoFarm; Craig Page, executive director of Promoting Local Agriculture and Culture Experience; and Julia Gaskin of the UGA Biological and Agricultural Engineering Dept.

ATHICA : 160 Tracy Street


January 30th


*Free Dinner begins at 7pm!

The 2% Solution.

National Focus the Nation Webcast: Join Stanford University climate scientist Stephen Schneider, sustainability expert Hunter Lovins, green jobs pioneer Van Jones, and youth climate leaders for a discussion of global warming solutions. Audiences can weigh in with cell phone voting.

Memorial Hall Ballroom, UGA

Teach-In - Thursday

January 31, 2008

ALL DAY Focus the Nation Poster Designs exhibit by UGA Graphic Design Students

Choose Your Future

Vote on Top Five Policy Solutions to be sent to Washington

All events @ Atrium, Georgia Center

8:00 - 8:10am

Welcome Reception

Mahler Auditorium, University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education

8:15 - 9:15

"The Future of the International Climate Change Regime: The Post-Bali Pictureā€¯. Dan Bodansky, UGA Law School

Mahler Auditorium, Georgia Center


Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change Panel. John Bergstrom, Agricultural and Applied Economics; Corrie Brown, College of Veterinary Medicine; Tom Lawrence, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Moderator: Ron Carroll, Odum School of Ecology

Mahler Auditorium, Georgia Center


Georgia and Global Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions. Jim Porter, Odum School of Ecology

Mahler Auditorium, Georgia Center

12:15-1:15 Break for Lunch

Department of Dance Performances: Dancers: Elizabeth Cox, Elizabeth Lee, Julia Lumpkin, Amelia Murphy, Cara O'Grady, Katie Romine, and Corie Thomas. Connect Part I and II.

Courtyard, Georgia Center


Lessons from the Lost Glaciers: Out of the Clouds and Into Action. Janisse Ray, Author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood

Mahler Auditorium, Georgia Center


Changing Climate: Where Energy and Global Warming Meet presented by Dennis Dimick, Executive Editor, National Geographic Magazine with Welcome by Arnett Mace and Introduction by Kent Middleton (Charter Lecture)

Mahler Auditorium, Georgia Center


Charter Lecture Reception

Georgia Center


Focus the Nation Rally - Power Hour with Mayor Heidi Davison; State Representative Doug McKillip; UGA Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning Danny Sniff, and others

40 Watt Club (Downtown Athens)

8:00 til close

Focus the Nation Rally - Live Entertainment.

Gabriel Kelly, Grogus, and DJ Mahogany

40 Watt Club (Downtown Athens)

*Free to anyone wearing a wristband acquired during Focus the Nation events on campus and to anyone arriving between 7 and 7:30pm. The cost will be $5 for all others.

*All Events are FREE and open to the Public!
*Times/Speakers/Events all subject to change.

Focus Time-Line:

January 21st: Voting on solutions begins at Choose Your Future
January 30th: 8 PM Eastern: The 2% Solution national webcast
January 31st: all day teach-in at colleges, universities, and K-12 schools
January 31st: afternoon: Green Democracy round-tables with elected officials
February 4th: Focus teams fax e-mail lists to HQ
February 12th: Voting on solutions closes at Choose Your Future