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Climate Change Forum

 Thursday, February 24, 2011 - Cambria Room

The Climate Change Forum (Previously known as the Global Warming Solutions Forum) is a campus-wide event that engages students, faculty, administration and the community in a discussion about climate change and how we might reduce its impact or mitigate its effects. The forum is presented annually in the Spring term.  It is free and open to the public.  The preliminary schedule for this year's forum is as follows:

10 a.m. to 11:50:  Sustainable Energy Choices. Representatives from several energy fields will present brief overviews and participate in a panel discussion.

12 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.:  Green Building Technologies. Mechanical Engineering Technology students and representatives from local engineering and architectural firms, and the University of Pittsburgh Faculty Senate Sustainability Subcommittee will discuss recent applications of green building technologies.

2 to 3:50 p.m.: Jobs in the Green Sector. A panel discussion featuring Pitt-Johnstown graduates. 

Program 2011

Program - 2010

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The theme of this year's forum was "International Perspectives." Members of the Pitt-Johnstown community with regional expertise  discussed concerns about and responses to climate change in various parts of the world.  The featured guest speaker was Mr. Ed Perry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Retired), who discussed the current science of climate change.  The forum  concluded with an assessment of the recent Copenhagen climate summit meeting, in a presentation by Dr. Ray Wrabley.

Program - 2009

Highlights and related links

  • Pitt-Johnstown's Electrical Engineering major, Brandon Quinn and fellow IEEE officers investigated the energy used for lighting in Pitt-Johnstown classrooms and reported their findings at the forum.  See their presentation - Lights Out.

  • Most produce in the United States travels an average of 1500 miles before it gets to the stores.  Are you interested in getting your produce locally?  Check out Paradise Gardens and Farms LLC,  and Blue Goose Farm CSA

Program - 2008

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