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Program - 2009

National Teach-In

The Global Warming Solutions Symposium/Teach In will be held in the Student Union Cambria Room on Thursday, February 5, 2009.  There will be three sessions with invited presenters, each followed by moderated questions from the audiences, accompanied by posters and demonstrations throughout the day.

The formal presentation sessions will be as follows:


9:00-10:30  Global Warming and Pennsylvania
Speakers -   J. Alexandra Hakala, PhD, National Energy Technology Laboratory,  Energy Generation, Carbon Capture and Storage;  Brad Clemenson, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Climate Change Impacts on PA and the State’s Action Plan; Ed Perry, National Wildlife Federation, Climate Change and Pennsylvania Wildlife

11:00-12:30  Global Warming and Campus Concerns
Speakers - Paul Petrilli, PE, H.F. Lenz Company, Green Building and LEED;   Andrew Csikos, Pitt-Johnstown Physical Plant, Promoting Campus Building Energy Efficiency; Brandon Quinn, Vice President of Pitt-Johnstown Student Chapter of IEEE, Lights Out!  

1:00-2:30  Local Food and Personal Carbon Footprints
Lucinda Hart-Gonzales, PhD, Owner and Operator of Paradise Gardens and Farms LLCGreening Through Local Food; Scott Farabaugh, Owner and Operator of Blue Goose Farm CSAHow to Buy Locally Through Community-Supported Agriculture.

We encourage all faculty, students and staff to come and participate in this program informing us on how we can deal with perhaps the most crucial environmental problem we face.

Several student organizations are also contributing to this event with their posters and displays.

This event is free and open to the public.  If you have any question please contact Dr. Mary Lavine mlavine@pitt.edu