Climate Change Retreat
Sept 28 – Oct 1, 2017
Thinkers Lodge, Pugwash
Nova Scotia, Canada
Thinkers Lodge Retreat
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For the public events there is no need for registration and there are no costs, although we will have donation boxes. You are welcome to participate as much as possible.
Thursday, September 28
10:00am to 3:30pm – Public tours of Thinkers Lodge (last tour starts at 3:00pm)
10:00am to 4:00pm – Pugwash Visitor Information Centre open (for local and event information), Pugwash Village Hall, 124 Water Street, 902-243-2946. Washrooms available on site.
12:00 to 5:00pm – A Climate for Art and other Important Exhibits – Lobster Factory
Student art displays, student ideas about climate change, organizers and sponsors information tables and displays.
- Interactive display of CLIVE (Coastal Impact Visualization Environment) on sea level rise, with Dr. Adam Fenech, UPEI Climate Lab
- Slide displays of environmental art of Regan Rosburg, and the works of Project Drawdown.
1:00 to 2:15pm – Art, Science & Climate Change: A Conversation – Pugwash High School
2:00 to 5:00pm – Public Performances and Discussions – Eaton Park Stage
- 2:00–2:30 Rebecca Moore, Mi’kmaq drumming for climate non-aggression
- 2:30–3:30 Meet some of the Thinkers, discussions on climate change and small towns
- 3:30-5:00 Local musicians
Boardwalk art & sculptures
Food Vendor – Taco Stiles Food Truck 12:00-5:00pm – Water St (close to the stage)
Note: the Peace Hall is a back up venue for inclement weather.
5:30 to 7:30pm – Public Discussion – Peace Hall (first floor)
- Opening Mi’kmaq blessing
- Warden Gillis – Welcome
- Robert Cervelli – Welcome and Introduction of Retreat Thinkers
- Opening video short (3min) – “Clearer from Afar”
- 60th Pugwash Anniversary Opening Remarks
John Eaton – Nuclear War and Climate Change 1957 to 2017
- Panel Presentation and Public Discussion – Empowering our Climate Future for Rural Communities
Describing the urgency and the potential for change in our small and rural communities.
Moderator: Gregory Heming, PhD, Annapolis County Municipal Councilor
Panelists: Adam Fenech, PhD, UPEI Climate Change Lab
Shastri Christine Heming, Teacher, Shambhala Tradition
Robert Cervelli, Exec. Director, Centre for Local Prosperity
7:45 to 9:25pm – Film Albatross, by Chris Jordan
Gregory Heming will introduce Chris Jordan’s film – a powerful visual journey into the heart of an environmental tragedy – the deadly effects of an ocean filled with plastics. The film describes Jordan’s personal journey into horror, beauty, grief, love and – ultimately – healing.
Sunday, October 1
12:00 to 2:00pm – Outcomes of the Thinkers Retreat – Peace Hall 1st Floor
Talk by Jennifer MacIntyre, Canada’s Climate Change Ambassador (to be confirmed)
Media releases and press interviews
Personal statements by Thinkers
Poetry, music or retreat-inspired art
Mi’kmaq closing blessing
PUGWASH – PUBLIC EVENT VENUES:
- Thinkers Lodge (tours) 249 Water Street (902 243-2071)
- Lobster Factory (art exhibits) 249 Water Street (902 243-2071)
- Pugwash High School (student talks) 192, Church Street (902.243.3930)
- Eaton Park Stage (talks and entertainment) Water Street
- Peace Hall (public discussion and movie) 14 Victoria Street (902 243-3390)