National Teach-in Feb. 5

Published on: January 30, 2009

An environmental fair and tour, as well as presentations and discussions from biodiversity and climate change to solar energy and “green jobs” are among the national teach-in events set Feb. 5 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, an environmental tour of the campus, a video on LSC-CyFair’s environmental initiatives and a brown bag lunch talk. LSC-CyFair faculty presentations will include “Our Environment, Our Future”, “Sustainable Business: Meeting the Challenge of Fighting Climate Change and Enhancing Profitability”, “Energy Savings”, “The World Without Us” and “Pathways Out of Poverty through Green Collar Jobs.”

Community speaker presentations will include “Understanding Climate Change”, “The Use of Remote Sensing in the Earth”, “Carbon Capturing and Storage” and “The Role of Sustainable development of a Metropolitan Region in Combating Global Warming.”

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Sponsoring the Feb. 5 free activities open to the community are LSC-CyFair’s Environmental Steering Committee, Environmental Club and Beta Lambda Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. For information on LSC-CyFair’s activities, call Dean Lewis at 281-290-3989.