St. Mike's joins campaign to CONNECT THE DOTS between climate change & extreme weather
On 5/5/12, people around the world joined Bill McKibben's 350 project to connect the dots between climate change and extreme weather. The project called for photos of supporters and of the impact of extreme weather around the world to be uploaded on the 350 website, and concerned Saint Michael's College students and staff joined in.
Some 95+/- Saint Michael's "students, staff and faculty joined the world wide 'Connect the Dots' campaign to tell politicians and leaders that it is time to take global warming and climate change seriously—that it is the most critical concern of our times," said SMC poet/professor Greg Delanty, who orchestrated the gathering.
"The photograph taken at Saint Michael's was sent, with other photographs taken around the world, to leaders and politicians to show our concern and the pictures of climate catastrophe in Vermont (after Hurricane Irene) and elsewhere on our planet," Delanty said.
Professor Delanty, sustainability coordinator Heather Ellis-Lynch, and student Karri Makinen rallied a crowd for the photo on Saturday, May 5, at 12 noon in front of the SMC Durick Library. Biology department chair Valerie Banschbach and biology professor Peter Hope were there, along with a crowd of students.