Press Releases

The National Teach-In on Global Warming comes to Purchase

Date Released: 2/3/2009

This week,  across campus we will be discussing the most important issue of our generation: Climate Change.  Come check out some of the great events that the Office of Sustainability and NYPIRG have planned on campus:

Wednesday February 4th

5:00 PM – Green Careers Panel – The panel of several members of the work force will focus on environmentally responsible career opportunities. Hosted by the Career Development Center. Located in the Red Room of Student Services.  For more information:[1].pdf  

Thursday February 5th:

12-3pm - Sustainability Fair – Come find more information about how you can live a more sustainable lifestyle while on campus.  We will have information on recycling, Zip Car, the reusable mug program as well as opportunities to get involved in the decision making on campus! – Outside the Red Room -

12:30 -2:00 pm – Panel Discussion – "Education and Advocacy: Finding solutions to Climate Change" Featuring discussions with Professor Ryan Taylor (Environmental Studies), Laura Chmielewski and Diana Reinhardt (History) - Red Room, Student Services Building -

 12:30 – 2:10pm – Discussion with Greg Clary, environmental reporter for the Journal News. Environmental Journalism class will host a discussion that will be open to anyone interested in attending, thanks to George Kraemer and Ross Daly.  - Neuberger Study, Neuberger Museum –

 7:00 PM – Video -- "Solutions for the first 100 Days." This video, produced by the National Teach-In organization will discuss the importance of action on climate change in the first 100 days of the new Presidential administration.  Students across the country will be viewing the same webcast video at the same time.

All day -- It is the goal of the National Teach-In to encourage students and faculty alike to take time to discuss the issue of climate change in class on this day.  This event will help us all better understand the role we can play in shaping our future through activism in each of our own parts of the community.  We hope that you will join us for these great events and encourage your peers to address this issue in class and around campus!

This event is brought to you by the Office of Environmental Sustainability, NYPIRG, and the Career Development Center. Please contact with any additional questions or comments.