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GreenUp Jamestown Coalition
GUJC programs run from February 28 to May 3. Visit the greenupjamestown.com for the Events Calendar 2018, including details on Earth Day ArtHappening Events and Jamestown’s Earth Day Legacy (1970).
All the GUJC programs are designed to increase citizen’s love of nature, to promote environmental awareness, and to encourage residents to sign Earth stewardship pledges.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018, 7 pm, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church: JAMES COLBY presents “Visionary Earth Stewards and Environmental Triumphs: Now, What Can We Do in Our Homes, Communities, and Planet?” Colby writes, Earth’s ecosystems are wondrous, complex, delicate, and vulnerable. This presentation illuminates heroines and heroes of the modern environmental movement; their stellar achievements provide Hope! ENJOY A DELICIOUS VEGETARIAN MEAL on the same night, served from 6 to 7 pm ($10 per person). Visit auduboncnc.org (go to programs, upper right) to view vegetarian dinners/St. Luke’s; registration required.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018, 7 pm, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church: Edible Western NY Farming presents “Our Fragile Island Home: A Food Ecology Forum.” ENJOY A DELICIOUS VEGETARIAN MEAL on the same night, served 6 to 7 pm ($10 per person). Visit auduboncnc.org (go to programs, upper right) to view vegetarian dinners/St. Luke’s; registration required.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018, 6:30 pm, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History: RTPI presents a mini-art exhibition by Sandra Rothenburg “Loving Birds, Bats, and Pollinators: Why are They so Important to the Ecosystem?” This program will include a panel discussion with Twan Leenders, birds; Jonathan Townsend, bats; and Bob Ratterman, bees. This free public event is part of the community-wide “Green-Up Jamestown” initiative (visit greenupjamestown.com). The panel discussion is followed by an exhibition/reception that begins at 7:30 and features singer-songwriter Rebecca McIlvain.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018, 7 pm, at Jamestown Community College’s Robert Lee Scharmann Theatre: CHRIS LINDER presents “Adélie Penguins of the Antarctic” and “The Big Thaw.” Linder, photographer, filmmaker, and visual storyteller, holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy and a master’s degree in oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His images have appeared in museums, books, calendars, and magazines, including, Smithsonian, Audubon, Nature’s Best, and Wired. After 50 expeditions and more than two years of exploring the polar regions, Linder is now focused on the stories and scientific findings from the Congo to Siberia. He has presented over 100 talks to diverse audiences, and is a dynamic artist and presenter of scientific information. The “Adélie Penguins of the Antarctic” and “The Big Thaw” presentations take readers on a journey of adventure and discovery of the most inaccessible and hauntingly beautiful places on Earth. — CHRIS LINDER