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UCM Joins National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Feb. 2, 2009) – UCM joins educational institutions across the country in the National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions Thursday, Feb. 5, raising awareness of issues of sustainability and offering ideas and solutions to the campus and community.

Faculty from disciplines across the campus will come together to offer presentations on a wide array of subjects related to global warming and its effect on modern society and the future. Coordinated by the UCM Student Government Association, the event is open to the public and free of charge.

Topics to be covered include:

  • How to Build a Green Home through Energy Efficiency
  • Agricultural Pollution and Global Warming
  • Disaster Relief Faces Climate Change
  • The Life of a Pop Bottle and Other Stuff
  • Methane from the Melting Tundra
  • Environmental  Challenges and Scenarios
  • What Matters More, Population or Climate?
  • Planets Worth of Oil: Alternatives to Gasoline
  • “Gimme Green”-Documentary and Discussion
  • International Law and the Enrironment
  • I Can’t Breathe! Asthma and Air Pollution
  • Are My Clothes Green?
  • Different Nations, Different Approaches: China
  • Sustainable Textiles in an Industry of Synthetics
  • “Village of Widows”-Documentary and Discussion
  • Underneath “America’s Addiction”
  • Understanding Geothermal: Should We Do It at UCM?
  • Corporate Culture Change: from the Inside
  • LEEDing the Way: Building Our Future One Shirt at a Time
  • Indigenous Rights and Environmental Degradation
  • The Heroic Climate Challenges Facing Today’s Youth
  • Will Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters Get Worse?
  • Gimme Green-Documentary and Discussion
  • What Motivates Action: Morality, Money, Media or Leadership?
  • The Green Democracy Forum