Spring 2009 One Book Events

We are happy to announce our 2009, One Book, One College Events: Garbage Land Open Book Discussion for Students, Community Members, Staff and FacultyJan 28, 2-3:30 p.m.You are invited to join librarian Joe Mullarkey in an open discussion about Garbage Land and the themes presented in Garbage Land.  No lectures, no professors, no panel discussion at this event.  We want to hear your views!  Controlling Carbon Emissions with Trading MarketsFebruary 12, 2009, 12:30 p.m.Ever heard of a market for carbon emissions? Carbon markets offer great promise in regulating and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  Dr. Gregory Sierra, Profess of Accounting at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and former Economist for the Federal Reserve System, will discuss how these markets are structured, the possibilities they represent, and alternative policies to carbon markets such as tax laws.Striving for Sustainable Communities: Area Leaders Discuss Green Efforts in our RegionMarch 25, 2009, 1 p.m.Students, community members, faculty and staff are invited to attend this panel discussion focusing on sustainability initiatives in the Southwest Suburbs.  How do we build sustainable communities?  Panel members will discuss their successes and consider the obstacles that are ahead.  Panel members will include: 

  • Jerry Bennett, Mayor of Palos Hills
  • Daniel J. McLaughlin, Mayor of Orland Park
  • Reggie Greenwood, Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation
  • David Chandler, Center for Neighborhood Technology 
  • Chris Slattery, The Delta Institute 

What’s Happening at MVCC and What Lies Ahead: Green Team UpdateApril 22nd, 1 p.m.Join us as members of Moraine Valley’s Green Team discuss the sustainability efforts going on around campus and challenges the lie ahead.

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