350 Campaign:

Synopsis:  Recent science tells us that in order to maintain life on earth as we know it we will need to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, which is an immense challenge that will require global cooperation. 350.org is building a worldwide movement to promote climate change awareness and innovative solutions, bring new voices to the table, and unite people in a common call to action. It will culminate in the Global Day of Climate Action on October 24, 2009, when people all over the world will participate in creative actions that show politicians that the climate meeting in Copenhagen must result in strong international climate change policy. A group of Middlebury College students will present on the work they’re doing with 350.org to mobilize students studying abroad in the fall to take local action and connect their study abroad communities to this global movement. 

Speakers: 
Rachel Korschun is a senior at Middlebury College. She is pursuing a major in Environmental Studies with a Policy focus, and minors in Spanish and African Studies. She is a SIT alum from fall 2007 when she participated in the Tanzania Wildlife and Conservation Program. 

Monica Ralston is a senior at Middlebury College. She is pursuing a major in Environmental Studies with a focus in Economics, and a minor in French. In fall 2007 she studied abroad in Paris, where she was inspired by the widespread participation of the French in strikes to promote social change. She has spent the past two summers working for climate-related organizations in Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA. 

Robyn Anderson is a senior at Middlebury College. She is majoring in Environmental Studies with a focus in Policy and is also pursuing a minor in French.