January 28, 2008

WNC to Participate in Global Warming Awareness Initiative

Western Nevada College will participate in a national teach-in about global warming that is scheduled this week at colleges, universities and high schools around the nation. WNC's events will be on Wednesday and Thursday at the Carson City campus, and will be open to both students and the community. They include:

Wednesday, Jan. 30
"Video Conference with energy and environmental policy staff from the office of U.S. Sen. Harry Reid"
Noon-1 pm
Marlette Hall - Cedar Building
Sponsored by: University of Nevada, Reno Academy for the Environment

Thursday, Jan. 31
Video Presentation - "Focus the Nation: 2% Solution"
11 am -Noon
Sarah Winnemucca Hall - Aspen Building
Sponsored by: WNC Recycling Committee

Thursday, Jan. 31
"WNC Faculty Panel Discussion on Global Warming"
12:15-1:15 pm
Sarah Winnemucca Hall - Aspen Building
Sponsored by: WNC science faculty

Thursday, Jan. 31
"WNC Continuing Conversation on Global Warming"
1:15-2:15 pm
Lifted Cafe - Aspen Building
Sponsored by: WNC science faculty and WNC Recycling Committee

The initiative is being coordinated by "Focus the Nation," a project of the Green House Network, a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Oregon.

In Wednesday's videoconference, participants will hear from the scientists who advise Sen. Reid on environmental issues, and write bills for consideration by Congress.

On Thursday, the "2% Solution" video will advocate the need to cut current pollution emission levels by roughly 2% each year for the next 40 years, in order to hold global warming to the low end of 3-4 degrees Fahrenheit.

Thursday's WNC panel discussion will be led by Physics Professor Robert Collier, and will include a variety of faculty members who will provide a perspective from various academic disciplines.

For additional information, please contact:
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2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198
E-mail: info_desk@wnc.edu

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