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GCC to Participate in Free National "Teach-In" on Climate Change

January 20, 2009

Contacts:
Suzanne Higgins suzanne.higgins@gcmail.maricopa.edu 623.845.3808
Patricia Rhodes Vogel pr.vogel@gcmail.maricopa.edu 623.845.3014

The serious consequences of global climate change concern many Arizonans. On Feb. 4 and 5, the Glendale Community College Green Efforts Committee will host a "National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions," which is free and open to the public. It is the sequel to last year's "Focus the Nation on Climate Change" event. Activities on Wednesday, Feb. 4, will feature an outdoor "Sustainability Fair," that showcases student presentations; "green" product booths and vendors; and displays, staffed by sustainability advocates for hydrogen production, wildlife preservation and other issues. A national webcast on the teach-in topics, Solutions for the First 100 Days, will be shown from 7-8 p.m. in SU-104.

On Feb. 5, several faculty will make presentations throughout the morning on climate change topics. Then, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., a keynote address will be given by Dr. Nancy Selover, climatologist for the state of Arizona. Her presentation will be followed by a round table discussion among faculty and student groups. The GCC caf�, serviced by Aramark, will offer "sustainable options" as lunch items for purchase. That evening, community and government leaders will join faculty and students for a panel discussion about Achieving Global Warming Solutions> /i> from 6-7 p.m. in SU-104.

See http://www.gccaz.edu/GreenEfforts for a complete listing of scheduled events, times and locations. For more information, contact Dr. Robert Reavis, GCC biology teacher and event coordinator, at robert.reavis@gcmail.maricopa.edu or at 623.845.3277.

GCC is located at 59th and Olive Avenues in Glendale. Parking is free.


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