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C.W. Post Supports National Effort to Thwart Global Warming

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Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations
C.W. Post Campus,
Long Island University
516-299-2334

The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, N.Y. is participating in the national initiative Focus the Nation to help raise awareness about environmental issues and minimize the harmful effects of global warming.

Focus the Nation bands together faculty and students at more than 1,000 colleges, universities and K-12 schools in the United States to discuss possible solutions to global warming. The C.W. Post effort is spearheaded by the C.W. Post Student Affairs-Faculty Partnership Initiative Committee and the Department of Earth and Environmental Science. Involved prominently in the planning are Earth and Environmental Science Professor Scott Carlin and P.E.A.C.E. (Protecting Every Aspect Concerning the Environment), a student organization committed to the betterment of the environment.  

Focus the Nation will be held Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31 and features several on-campus events, including a library exhibit on global warming, and the following:

• Jonny D Lives: Iggy Pop meets Al Gore in the unique and spirited work of Jonny Dubowsky, lead singer of Jonny Lives and founder of Rock'n'Renew, a non-profit organization that educates youth about environmental sustainability. 

Date and Time:
Jan. 30, 9 p.m., Engelke/Astoria Federal Savings Lecture Hall, Room 119 in Humanities Hall

• Addressing an Uncertain and Warming Future

What should society do about global warming? How serious is this issue from a scientific perspective? What are its moral implications?  What about the economic costs? A faculty panel, featuring Professors Tavis Barr, Glenn Magee, Vic DiVenere and Mark Pires, discusses these issues and more.

Date and Time:
Jan. 31, 12:30 p.m., Top of the Commons, Hillwood Commons

• Things Fall Apart: A Series of Landscape Photographs Made in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters

A slide exhibition and lecture by Sasha Bezzubov, acclaimed photographer and two-time Fulbright Scholar.Date and Time:Jan. 31, 3 p.m., Hillwood Commons Cinema

• Perspectives on Repowering Long Island

A provocative analysis of the benefits and cost of re-powering led by Professor Matthew Cordaro with invited guests Kevin Law, LIPA president and CEO, and Steve Bellone, Babylon Town supervisor. Date and Time: Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m., Hillwood Commons Cinema

According to Professor Carlin, “Focus the Nation is a nonpartisan and educational initiative to increase student awareness about global warming and the significant impact human activities have on the environment. Early on, students need to learn why climate change is happening and what they can do reduce future impacts.”

At the C.W. Post Campus, many professors will include global climate change into their lesson plans during those two days. 

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (516) 299-2255 or e-mail  focusthenationcwpost@yahoo.com or visit focusthenation.org.

Posted 01/07/2008

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