National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions set Feb. 11 to help educate students and community

Published on: February 01, 2010

n environmental fair and tour, as well as presentations and discussions from climate change to greener transportation to sustainable technologies are among the national teach-in events set Feb. 11 at Lone Star College-CyFair.

Joining more than 1,100 colleges and universities in all 50 states, LSC-CyFair will participate in the national teach-in on solutions to global warming that will simultaneously educate close to one million youth.

Incorporating the principles of environmental stewardship in landscaping and curricular initiatives at the Barker Cypress campus, LSC-CyFair creates a physical and academic environment that is a model for environmentally sustainable development.

“Our faculty and staff from multiple disciplines – literature, biology, kinesiology, math, geology, sociology, and environmental science - have planned a day of exciting events that will provide lively and meaningful discussions and practical solutions to global warming,” said Ted Lewis, Dean of Science and Public Services.

The day includes activities such as bird watching, a health walk around campus, a student roundtable discussion, a Green Fair featuring community vendors and LSC-CyFair student organizations, a video on LSC-CyFair’s landscaping and a webinar on greener transportation titled “How are Campuses Greening their Transportation Systems and Tracking their Emissions.”

LSC-CyFair faculty and community presentations will include “Language of Climate Change”,  “Carbon Capture and Storage”, “Understanding Climate Change”, “Vertical Wind Generators”, “Electric Cars”, “Sustainable Architecture”, “Oil Resources”, “Sustainable Technologies” , “Post Copenhagen – Where do We Stand?” and “Calculating Energy Savings.”

For a full schedule of activities, go to LoneStar.edu. For information on these LSC-CyFair’s activities, call Dean Lewis at 281.290.3989.