Field Trip to Pembroke Nature Preserve, IL and Kankakee Sands, IN

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Field Trip to Pembroke Nature Preserve, IL and Kankakee Sands, IN: Sponsored by the Land Conservation Foundation (LCF). Join us Sunday, November 19, 2017. Meet at 8:00 a.m. to carpool at Schnucks, 109 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign. Return by 4:30 p.m. Visit rich remnants and new restoration efforts in the fascinating area featured in the film “Everglades of the North: …

Film Screening of National Geographic’s “Before the Flood”

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A riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change. Monday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Channing Murray Foundation (1209 West Oregon St., Urbana). Film screening, food, and Q & A with Ann Burger, retired Presbyterian minister and activist. (Sponsored by Wesley United Methodist Church, Unitarian Universalist Church of Champaign-Urbana.)

The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability Final Seminar

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A full house of 55 attendees today for the final of this powerful seminar series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Extinction and Biodiversity in the Modern Era: Worrisome Trends and Practical Solutions. Jeffrey Brawn: Professor and Department Head, UI Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. The rate at which our planet is losing species is unusually …

The Challenge of Sustainable Fresh Water Availability

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Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Two sessions remain: October 29: The Challenge of Sustainable Fresh Water Availability Ximing Cai: Professor, UI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Associate Director of UI Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment Water is our most vital resource. Due to the effects of global warming …

The Challenge of Sustainable Food Availability

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Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, TODAY through November 5, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Pick up a flyer in the narthex or see the Open Door for more details. Next Sunday, October 22: The Challenge of Sustainable Food Availability. Evan DeLucia: Professor, UI Department of Plant Biology, and Director of UI Institute for Sustainability, Energy …

The Challenge of Sustainable Mineral and Energy Resources.

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Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, TODAY through November 5, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Pick up a flyer in the narthex or see the Open Door for more details.   Today, October 15: The Challenge of Sustainable Mineral and Energy Resources. Stephen Marshak: Professor, UI Department of Geology, Director of UI School of Earth, Society …

The Challenge of Human Population Growth

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Upcoming Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, October 1 through November 5, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. October 8:  David Sherwood:  Professor Emeritus, UI Colleges of Medicine and Liberal Arts and Sciences, Former Director of UI Reproductive Biology Training Program. Whereas Homo sapiens evolved over 200,000 years ago, global population remained less than 1 billion until …

The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability

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Upcoming Seminar Series: Our species, Homo sapiens, has been sustained by planet Earth’s eco-systems for over 200,000 years. Ongoing rapid accelerations in human population growth, technology and global affluence since the mid-twentieth century, however, are inflicting detrimental effects on the Earth’s ecosystems that are increasing the rate of extinction of species and imperiling the future of our own. This public …

Journey of the Universe: Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation

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Upcoming Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, October 1 through November 5, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. October 1:  Journey of the Universe: Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation. This a documentary film tells the epic 14-billion-year story of the universe—how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms emerged. The film explores man’s place in …