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Presidential Lecture Series Speaker Alison Gannet Presentations

Presidential Lecture Series Speaker Alison Gannett visited the Wright State University campus on Feb. 8–9, 2011.

Alison Gannett is a world-champion big-mountain freeskier, founder of the Save Our Snow Foundation, champion endurance mountain biker, founder of the infamous Rippin Chix Steep Camps, and an award-winning global cooling advocate.

Ski magazine named her "Ski Hero of the 2010," Skiing magazine selected her as "Green Pro Skier of the Year," and Outside magazine named her "Green All-Star of the Year," next to Leonardo DiCaprio and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In addition to tackling first ski descents in places such as Pakistan, Bhutan, Argentina, India, and North America, she photo documents glacial recession on her expeditions.

In addition to jumping off cliffs for a living, she trains hundreds of thousands worldwide on her four-step cost-saving climate change solutions framework—including businesses, schools, events, pro athletes, U.S. Congress, and Al Gore's Climate Project team. An advocate of always "walking the talk," she has reduced her carbon footprint by 75 percent, and most recently moved to an organic farm where she and her husband grow and preserve almost 100 percent of their own food, while showing others how to do the same, and continuing her exciting adventure lifestyle.

In 2006, Gannett founded the Save Our Snow Foundation, with a mission to demonstrate that solutions to climate change can be cost effective, actually increasing profitability while reducing pollution, and increasing energy security and green sector jobs while also saving our snowpack and our planet's ecosystems. According to Gannett, climate change is rapidly altering the future of outdoor sports. In order for future generations to have the same powder ski runs, kayak expeditions, Nordic ski adventures, and ski mountaineering exploits, Save Our Snow encourages people to fundamentally alter their carbon consumption patterns.

Presentations (please note: these are large files):

Alison Gannett's Global Cooling Ski Adventure Show (PDF)→

Alison Gannett's Be Green, Save Green (PDF)→

Sustainability Events

Montgomery County Food Summit

November 7, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Register now for the Nov. 7th Montgomery County Food Summit. Hosted by Montgomery County Food Policy Coalition, University of Dayton's Sustainability, Energy and the Environment Program and Growing Power Initiative, and Partners for the Environment Food Team Connecting Producers to Consumers:
~ From our farms...to our tables
~ Focusing on solutions for local food distribution

University of Dayton River Campus, Meyer Room 1700 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, Ohio

This is a FREE event and lunch will be provided.

Download the flyer for more details.

Food Justice Film screening

October 15, 2014
7:00 p.m.

The Garden Station in downtown Dayton are promoting upcoming Food Justice Film screening at the Dayton International Peace Museum on October 15 at 7:00 pm.

Land & Freedom: Talking Food Systems
Visiting local gardens, farmers markets, and other fresh food projects in San Diego's diverse urban neighborhoods, Land & Freedom speaks with residents that are taking advantage of the city's reformed urban agriculture ordinances. Residents are finding alternatives to a food system that has historically distressed low income communities. Residents are eating healthier with produce they've grown themselves, using community gardens like they would use parks, and displaying respect for the neighborhoods they live in. Still, many people continue to struggle with the lack of affordable fresh produce readily available within neighborhoods and other resources to improve their lives.

About filmmaker:
Brian Myers, a video producer with the Media Arts Center San Diego, works with under-served communities to document the voice of local community members for the Speak City Heights multimedia collaborative. As a media justice activist he works on a variety of independent media projects for community groups, such as May Day Workers Film Festival, and other organizations focused on social justice. 

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