Gathering of the
CLIMATE CHANGE & THE HUMAN PROSPECT Sept 28 - Oct 01, 2017
Empowering our Climate Future for Rural Communities
COMMEMORATION of THE 60th PUGWASH CONFERENCE ANNIVERSARY
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, 902-243-2088. 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.
A presentation to students and publc at the Pugwash High School Gym. Regan Rosburg and Chad Frischmann will present their views and works on climate change. Introduction by Robert Cervelli. Everyone welcome.
2:00 to 5:00pm – Public Performances and Discussions – Eaton Park Stage
Moderator: Gregory Heming, Annapolis County Municipal Councilor
Panelists: Dr. Adam Fenech, 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 – Peace Hall (first floor)
A film about the Midway Island albatross’ plight with consumption of ocean plastic, first screened in May, 2017 at Telluride. Gregory Heming will introduce Chris Jordan’s film which describes his 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:
First Friday/Saturday in December
Just about every business in Pugwash participates in this two day event with treats, draws and in store specials.
The Community Christmas tree outside of the old train station will be lit on Friday at 7pm. Santa will be there, along with some treats and carol singers! Thanks to Pugwash Ground Search and Rescue for finding, cutting, decorating and (later on) taking down the tree for the village!
There will be puppet shows at the Library and fire truck rides from the old fire station