• Suffolk To Help "Focus the Nation" on Global Warming
Focus the Nation

Renowned global warming expert Bill McKibben to serve as keynote

“Focus the Nation” is a major educational initiative that is coordinating teams of faculty, students and staff at over a thousand colleges, universities and high schools in the United States.  The purpose is to collaboratively engage schools in a nationwide, interdisciplinary discussion centered around the theme of "Stabilizing the Climate in the 21st Century."  Events will take place around the country on January 31, 2008 to raise awareness about global warming.  Learn more about this national effort

Suffolk University will host morning and evening events, which will be offset by a $100 donation to the New England Wind Fund.  The events are hosted by Facilities Planning & Management and the Suffolk Sustainability and Recycling Task Forces.

The following events are free and open to the public. Please join us.  For more information, email recycle@suffolk.edu.



RainforestMaker - Jeffrey Glassman


Speaking Program

Time: 8:30am-11am

Location: Function Room, 1st floor, Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont Street.  Located 1-minute walk from Park Street T-stop; 5-minute walk from Downtown Crossing and Government Center T-stops.

Featuring global warming expert and author Bill McKibben, speaking on "Building a Movement to Slow the Warming."  Read about our keynote speaker.

Speaking program to also include remarks by: Martha Richmond, Environmental Studies and Environmental Science Program Director at Suffolk University; David Delcourt, Co-Founder of Make Me Sustainable; and Suffolk University Law School Alumnus Jeffrey Glassman, Founder and Director of RainforestMaker.

Light breakfast provided courtesy of Sodexho.


Evening Performance Event

Time: 8pm-9pm
Location: C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple Street

Enjoy entertainment by talented performers, the Suffolk Ramifications a cappella group and the Seriously Bent Improv Troupe.  Students of the New England School of Art and Design are providing the artwork.

Event Co-Sponsors

Thank you to our event co-sponsors for their support:

Academic Co-sponsors

College of Arts and Sciences, Communications and Journalism, Dean of Students Office, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Government, New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk, Office of Diversity Services, Physics, Psychology, Sawyer Business School Undergraduate Programs, and SOULS Service Learning.

Organizational Co-sponsors

Program Council, Student Government Association, and Suffolk University College Democrats.

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