October 19, 2009
Professor Mary Wood to Address Eugene Residents at Worldwide Climate Change Event October 24
Oregon Law Professor Mary Wood will be the featured speaker during the City of Eugene’s 350! Artists for Climate Change event, taking place from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 24, at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. The Eugene event is one of more than a thousand events being held in communities across the globe on the same day.
Each event focuses on the significance of the number 350, that, according to leading researchers, is the safe upper limit of carbon dioxide measured in “parts per million” in the earth’s atmosphere.
As featured speaker, Professor Wood will make the number 350 understandable as both a concept and a call to action. The latest United Nations report reveals that rising greenhouse gas concentrations are already impacting life in many part of the world, and, if continued at current levels, will create catastrophic and irreversible changes.
In addition to Professor Wood’s address, the event will feature numerous artists and musical performers, including The 350! Orchestra (made up of members of the Eugene Symphony, Oregon Mozart Players, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, and the Youth Symphony from Arts Umbrella).
For more information on 350! Artists for Climate Change, visit www.350.org.