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UCM Hosts Day of Learning About Global Sustainability

Contact Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Feb. 10, 2010) – UCM joins educational institutions across the county as they host the local event for the National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the Elliott Union.

Keynote sessions include a legislative forum, “Green Democracy: Senator, Do You Recycle?” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Elliott Union 238. Missouri State Representatives Jason Kander and Jason Holsman will lead the discussion about challenges facing city and state governments regarding recycling, green buildings and other sustainable initiatives.

A Green Business Forum, planned for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Elliott Union 238, will allow local and area green businesses to explain sustainable projects currently underway. A Green Business Showcase planned for the same time in the Elliott Union Atrium will offer these businesses the opportunity to provide displays about their green business activities.

A variety of speakers will conduct breakout sessions throughout the day beginning at 9 a.m. in the Elliott Union. Topics include:

  • Living Large in a Small Space
  • Food, Inc. – Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
  • Food and Sustainability – Home Gardening, the New World Food Source?
  • Go Green With Industrial Fuel
  • Business Case for Green Buildings and Improved Air Quality
  • Know Thyself: A Journey into Human Environment Relationship Dynamics
  • Alternative Fossil Fuels
  • Will Hurricanes and Other Natural Disaster Get Worse?
  • What the Worst That Can Happen? – Global Warming
  • How to Reduce Your Personal Carbon Footprint
  • Making Your Business Green and Sustainable
  • Sustainability and Environmental Issues
  • Chill Out: Your Health and Our Environment
  • Building with Nature: Green Architecture
  • Sustainability Trends in Art and Design
  • Recycling at UCM and in Warrensburg
  • Sustainable Practices with Our Riverine Resources
  • Green Business and Sustainability
  • Are My Clothes Green?
  • Farmed Fish vs. Wild Fish: Implications of a Growing Agricultural Commodity
  • “Too Hot To Handle” – Showing of the original HBO documentary

All events are free and open to the public. For more information on the UCM National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions, contact Manny Abarca, UCM recycling coordinator, at