Upcoming Events

“Nukes and Nuggets” Nuclear Panel: April 5th – 6:30pm

Location: Perch @ Saint Joseph’s University

CFPA SJU will be holding an event on April 5th at 6:30pm discussing the far-reaching effects of nuclear weapons and energy.  Former Assistant Science Advisor to President Bill Clinton, Dr. Frank von Hippel, will focus on the First Strike Bill and limiting nuclear expenses.  Next, renowned nuclear physicist Zia Mian will touch upon the upcoming UN Nuclear Abolition conference, and lastly Edward Aguilar, the PA director of CFPA, will discuss the “Twin Threat” – the dangerous effects that nuclear weapons and nuclear power pose to the environment.  Following the panel, questions and discussions are encouraged. Chicken nuggets will be served 🙂

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Groundswell Rising Showing – April 26th – 6:30 

Location: Forum Theater – Campion Student Center @ Saint Joseph’s University

As part of SJU Earth Week, CFPA SJU is sponsoring a showing of the film Groundswell Rising on April 26th at 6:30. Groundswell Rising is an insightful and informative documentary that focuses upon a grassroots movement that challenges the oil and gas industry’s practice of fracking. Executive Producer Mark Lichty will be present at the showing to discuss his experiences and the creation of the film.  Following the showing, questions and discussions are encouraged.

Recent Events

“Living Local Economies: Green, Just, and Joyful” – Judy Wicks

On Thursday March 9, the Saint Joseph’s University Student Chapter of CFPA hosted an event featuring “Philadelphia’s Founding Mother of Sustainability,” Judy Wicks. Judy discussed her path to developing and improving fair and sustainable business practices. In addition she discussed a key turning point in her career, when she began working cooperatively with other entrepreneurs to build whole economies based on these principles – the localization movement, which has taken on greater urgency with the challenge of climate change. Over 50 SJU students were in attendance as well as SJU faulty and community members.