Green, Local Earth Day Dinner

On Earth Day, April 22nd, the Green Club will bring together students, professors, and environmental activists for an evening of discussion and dining. The meal will be served on the quad outside the LBC from 6:30pm until 8:00pm and will be catered by Karma Cafe. (They get all their food from local farmers). For only $10 you can come experience the live music and delicious local food.

Call Emily or Brett as soon as you can to reserve a seat. Thanks and have a great day.

Emily Cardarelli

Brett Levin

Urban Agriculture and Health for an Urbanizing World: Delusion or Inspiration?

An interdisciplinary panel discussion
Wednesday, April 21
204 Jones Hall- Uptown Campus
12:30 – 2:00 pm

Doug Meffert, DEnv, MBA – Eugenie Schwartz Professor of River and Coastal Studies and Deputy Director, Tulane Center for Bioenvironmental Research: “Ecosystem Services in an Urban Area—and Wetland Restoration and Loss”

Pam Broom, Deputy Director - New Orleans Food and Farm Network: "Growing for Food: Growing Back to Our Roots"

Emilie Taylor, MArch –School of Architecture, Adjunct Instructor: “Food Justice and Design”

Jeanette Bell, Founder – Fleur D’Eden Community Garden: “The Real Dirt on Urban Farming in NOLA: Words from a Community Gardener”

Ann Yoachim, MPH – Institute on Water Resources and Law Policy, Program Manager: Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Adjunct Instructor; “Setting the Global Context”

Presented by the Tulane Office of Global Health. For more information, contact: Crysty Skevington at

Bound by Water: The Tulane Law School Summit on Environmental Law & Policy

April 9-11, 2010

Presented by the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy
and the Tulane Environmental Law Society

Water is one of the elemental forces that have shaped our planet and human development. Too much or too little of it can be the difference between growth and decline; between success and failure; and between how cultures develop. It has always been so and remains so today though not always in ways that our laws, policies and expectations are well tuned to deal with.

Changing climates, dwindling fresh water supplies, and shifting demands are bringing renewed attention to how our water resources are managed—and how they perhaps should be. This places water at the intersection of law and policy; science and technology; and culture, economics and environmental stewardship.

The Bound by Water summit will feature some of our nation’s most eminent experts on water law, policy, and management and will be of interest to lawyers, policy makers, planners, resource users, advocates, and others with an interest in how water management affects their community, business, or future.

Register here:
Visit our website for more information:

Climate Change Panel at International Law Symposium

The Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law is hosting a symposium on March 19th, 2010 in Room 110 of Weinmann Hall. The theme of the symposium is: “Changing Course: The United States’ Evolving Approach to International Law”. During the symposium we will be hosting a panel specifically addressing the topic of climate change and its international implications. The panel on climate change will begin at 11:30am and conclude at 12:45pm and will be followed by a free lunch.

The Climate Change panel will include four speakers: Wil Burns, Amy Sinden, Randall Abate, and Cinnamon Carlarne.

Professor William Burns
-Senior Fellow, Center for Global Law & Policy, Santa Clara University Law School
-Visiting Professor, Williams College, Center for Environmental Studies
-Senior Research Associate, Climate Change, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment & Security

Professor Amy Sinden
-Associate Professor of Law, Temple University School of Law
-Former Senior Counsel, Environmental Litigation, Citizen’s for Pennsylvania’s Future
-Former Associate Attorney, Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund (formerly Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund)

Professor Randall Abate
-Associate Professor, Florida A & M University College of Law
-Former Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter, New York, NY
-Expert on Public Nuisance Suits for Climate Change Impacts

Professor Cinnamon Carlarne
-Assistant Professor of Law, University of South Carolina, School of Law
-Legal Research Fellow, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
-Recently chosen to participate in the Global Environmental Governance Forum
-Has presented her work at academic conferences in the UK, Europe and North America at meetings focusing on environmental law, socio-legal studies, and geography

We at Tulane Law School are very excited about this event and would like to encourage students and members of other departments to attend. This symposium represents a unique opportunity to learn about the international responses to and perspectives on climate change. We encourage people interested in attending to register online at http://www. . For additional information please contact us at (504) 862-8640.

Campus Ecology: Student Leadership and Careers Webinar

Student Leadership and Careers:
What opportunities are available in the conservation field and what skills are needed?

Thursday, March 25, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Webinar broadcast in 301 Alcee Fortier Hall

Women in Green Jobs

Wednesday, February 24
12 - 1:30 PM
Newcomb College Institute

Demetria Christo
Owner, EcoUrban LLC

Anne Churchill
Owner and Chef, Karma Kitchen

Elizabeth Galante
Director, Global Green’s New Orleans Resource Center

Molly Reid
Staff Writer, The Times-Picayune

Jennifer E. Ruley, PE
Urban Planning Specialist/Engineer, Louisiana Public Health Institute

Business casual attire is requested. RSVP by Feb. 19 at 5 p.m.
Space is limited, so reserve your spot early.
Questions? Contact Rebecca Otten at

Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now Bus Tour

Student Forum and Celebration for a Renewed Economy and Healthier Communities


7PM – 9PM
@ the Kendall Cram Room in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life

Celebrities and experts discuss the clean energy movement with the upcoming generation.

Guests Include
D Woods, Hip Hop and R & B star formerly from MTV’s Making the Band
Gloria Rueben, TV star from such hits at ER and Law & Order: SVU
Rev Lennox Yearwood, Jr., President & CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus
Sess 4-5, Nothin But Fire Records, New Orleans’ Hip Hop Artist and Community Leader

The event at Tulane University will be a part of the bus tour launch activities from the city of New Orleans. For more information visit

Hosted by the Center for Bioenvironmental Research, the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Center for Public Service.