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Go Green Club at Cedar Crest Hosts Environmental Forum on Earth Day this Thursday

Katherine StevensonThe new Go Green Club at Cedar Crest College will host a six-hour forum dedicated to solving the world’s greatest environmental challenges on Earth Day this Thursday, April 22.

Based on the national “Focus the Nation” environmental initiative this program, which runs from noon to 6 p.m. in Alcove A of Tompkins College Center, will feature discussions on various environmental topics led by students, professors and staff at Cedar Crest, as well as video and audio podcasts. The day’s schedule includes the following presentations:

12-12:30 p.m.: Introduction to “Focus the Nation”/teach in by Go Green Club President Katherine Stevenson

12:30-1 p.m.: Video—“BBC Planet Earth: The Future”

1-1:30 p.m.: “Environmental Issues in the Curriculum” by senior students and Go Green Club members, Chealsea Anagnoson and Katherine Stevenson

1:30-2 p.m.: “The Economics of Being Green” by Tim Brown, director of Cedar Crest’s forensic speech program

2-2:30 p.m.: Podcasts on climate change organized by Chealsea Anagnoson

2:30-3 p.m.: “Cedar Crest College and Sustainability” by Roxxi Shupp, coordinator of the campus’ RecycleMania program

3-3:30 p.m.: “The Politics of Climate Change” by Maynard Cressman, MSW, chair of the social sciences department

3:30-4 p.m.: Discussion of environmental issues by senior student Megan Newtown of the Cedar Crest forensic speech team

4-4:30 p.m.: “The Dissolving Oceans: Global Warming and Ocean Acidification” by John Cigliano, Ph.D., chair of the biological sciences department

4:30-6 p.m.: Discussion led by members of the Go Green Club

“Our hope is that members of the Cedar Crest College community will join us for this program on Earth Day to gain a better understanding of the environmental challenges that exist, and how they can do their share to preserve the environment for future generations,” said Go Green Club President Katherine Stevenson. For information send e-mail to kesteven@cedarcrest.edu.