The Savannah College of Art and Design will host a Focus the Nation Teach-in Thursday, Jan. 31, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. The teach-in will gather SCAD students, faculty and community members for a full-day discussion of issues that address global warming and personal responsibility. The event is free and open to the public. SCAD is one of more than 1,750 institutions nationwide conducting such an event.
Organized by SCAD’s Council for Sustainability and Eco-practices, the teach in includes five hour-long discussion sessions, each featuring three speakers. Sessions are scheduled to begin at 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. A “Next Steps” brainstorming session begins at 3 p.m., where participants can provide input regarding actions to take locally and globally to affect change.
- Why you should care about how a product is packaged
- Community stewardship
- Food choice and global warming
- Local action in influencing climate change policy
- The science of sustainability
- Habits and choices in personal consumption
A screening of the 2007 film “The 11th Hour,” which discusses how the earth has reached a tipping point regarding global warming, will follow the teach-in at 6 p.m. The film is produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. The screening is free and open to the public, and is presented by the SCAD office of innovative teaching and learning.