Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Media Advisory: UIS holds global warming teach-in

What: Global Warming Teach-in at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The teach-in will correspond with a national teach-in on February 5 to engage Americans in conversation about the decisions that will determine the future health of the planet.

When: Friday, February 6 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: University Hall, room 2008, on the UIS campus

Details: The event is free and open to the public.

The schedule of events is as follows:
1:00-1:45 p.m. Webcast of The First 100 Days and discussion to follow. The webcast urges President Barack Obama’s administration to take swift action on curbing climate change.

2:00 p.m. Carbon footprint exercise on laptops with discussion. Participants will be able to calculate their individual carbon footprints and compare their carbon footprints to those in other countries.

3:00-4:00 p.m. Keynote address by Dr. Dennis Ruez, assistant professor of Environmental Studies at UIS, focusing on “Lessons in Climate Change from the Geologic Record.”

4:00-5:00 p.m. Discussion of local initiatives on global warming with a question-and-answer session, led by Will Reynolds of the Sierra Club and Bob Croteau of Springfield’s City Water Light and Power.

Refreshments will be served courtesy of the UIS Biology Club. For more information, contact Dr. Amy McEuen, assistant professor of ecology, at 217/206-7341.

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