Top Down – Bottom Up


The Office of Sustainability Initiatives presents a 2016-2017 series of events exploring different approaches to addressing climate disruption. Events we are sponsoring are marked with the Top Down Logo circlesmall symbol below. Videos of the talks will be available on this website. We also list other events in the area that might be of interest to similar audiences.


Tuesday, Sept. 27, 12:30 pm, 341 Eggers: Naveeda Khan, “Bovine Tales of Global Warming” (South Asia Center)

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:30 pm, Manlius Public Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius, NY: Climate change book club: Discussion of “Leading the Public into Emergency Mode: A New Strategy for the Climate Movement” by Margaret Klein Salamon.

Top Down Logo circlesmallThursday, Sept 29, 2 pm, Grant Auditorium: Eban Goodstein, Bard College, “Republicans, Democrats and Sustainability: recovering bipartisan environmental politics.”

Top Down Logo circlesmallThursday, Sept. 29, 3:30 pm, Lyman Hall 132: Eban Goodstein, Bard College: “How to get a job saving the planet: Sustainability leadership careers in Policy, Business, and NGOs”

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:30 pm, Artrage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse: 2014 Film “Disruption: Climate. Change.” Gifford Foundation “What If…” Film Series.

Oct. 24-Nov. 14, The World in 2050: Creating/Imagining Just Climate Futures. Online, nearly-carbon-neutral conference. Keynotes by Bill McKibben, Margaret Klein Salomon, Wen Stephenson, and others.

Top Down Logo circlesmallFriday, Nov. 11, 3pm, Eggers 018: Robin Kimmerer, SUNY-ESF, “Reciprocity and Restoration: Finding Common Ground Between Indigenous and Scientific Knowledge.” Geography Colloquium.

Monday, Nov. 14, 5:11 pm, Le Moyne College Panasci Chapel: Bruce Monger, Cornell, “The Future of Being Human in the Face of Climate Change.” McDevitt Center “Future of Being Human” series.

Top Down Logo circlesmallThursday, Dec. 1, 12:30 pm, 343 Hinds Hall: Rick Watson, U of Georgia, “An information systems perspective on sustainability.” School of Information Studies Brown bag lunch.

Top Down Logo circlesmallThursday, Dec. 8, 7 pm (HBC Kittredge Aud): Panel discussion: Top down and bottom up drivers of renewable energy. Michael Mehling, MIT, Chris Carrick, Solarize CNY.