College’s Climate Café Discusses Climate Change and Solutions Jan. 29

Lone Star College-Montgomery invites the community to Climate Café, a conversation about the Earth’s climate with Matt Varvir, an educator with the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), on Tuesday, January 29, from 10-11 a.m., in the college’s General Academic Center (Bldg. G), Room 102.

Varvir will talk specifically about climate change and solutions, covering elements of ecology, fossil fuels, and energy use. Conservation, efficiency, and sustainability will be emphasized.

“Anyone interested in environmental science, biology, geology, geography, or even natural resources will enjoy listening to this presentation,” said Michael Devoley, psychology professor at LSC-Montgomery and advisor to the college’s Environmentally Conscious Organization of Students (ECOS) group.

The ECOS group, which is a co-sponsor of the event, raises awareness of environmental issues on campus and in the community; encourages reducing, reusing, and recycling campus resources; and inspires recreation and beautification of the campus and community.

Other sponsors of Climate Café include USDA Forest Service; National Forest & Grasslands in Texas; Friends of Forest & Grasslands in Texas (Latino Legacy); Texas A&M Forest Service (NatureLIVE! Children’s Forest in Texas), and Stephen F. Austin State University (Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Masters of Science in Resource Interpretation).

ACE is national leader in climate science education, providing free assembly on climate change science and solutions. Through a focus on multimedia and leadership, ACE is encouraging youth to make sustainability the norm in their lives, schools, and communities.

For more information, contact Michael Devoley at Michael.S.Devoley@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.