Climate change presentation part of ‘Greenfest’ activities

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On September 2, 2008

Dr. Gene Whitney, manager of the energy section of the Library of Congress’s
Congressional Research Service, will discuss climate change, energy and water
issues as part of Missouri S&T’s Greenfest event on
Sept. 11.

“Climate Change, Energy and Water Challenges: What Can We Do?” is the title
of Whitney’s presentation, which begins at 1 p.m. in Room 125 Butler-Carlton
Civil Engineering Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Whitney is also the former assistant director for environment at the White
House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

In addition to Whitney’s presentation, Missouri S&T will showcase its
environmental and alternative energy initiatives during “Greenfest,” which is
being held in coordination with the Tour of Missouri event occurring that day
in Rolla.

“The purpose of the event is to celebrate Missouri S&T’s commitment to
becoming a green campus that is focused on environmental sustainability and
energy conservation,” says Angela Rolufs, director of Missouri S&T’s
Institute for Environmental Excellence. Greenfest is being coordinated by
students who are enrolled in the Chancellor’s Leadership Academy, with
assistance from Rolufs.

Greenfest activities coincide with the Tour of Missouri stop in Rolla that
same day. Tour of Missouri, a cycling competition involving cyclists from more
than 20 countries, will cover more than 600 miles of the state from Sept. 8-14.
The cyclists stop in Rolla on the afternoon of Sept. 11 and depart the
following morning from nearby St. James, Mo., just east of Rolla.

For more information about Greenfest, contact Rolufs at 573-341-7500 or



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