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UB Picks Up the Green Convo in ’09

In
the fall of 2007, UB Green got students and others in the surrounding community
talking about environmental issues on campus and beyond during their Climate
Talks series. Now, the UB Green office is following up on these discussions
with three more Climate Talks in the upcoming months.

Climate
Talks are essentially moderated conversations that are video and audio taped to
later be posted online. For anyone, these talks provide a learning environment
that can raise awareness, further one’s knowledge about a growing community,
and educate on environmental issues presented by experts and advocates
presently involved in the field. 

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The
next Climate Talk will be held at
7PM February 19th
at the Allen Hall Theatre on UB’s South Campus. The focus of the conversation
(and title of the program) is “Our Great Lakes, Our Changing Climate”.  The talk
will be moderated by Lynda Schneekloth
of UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, and sitting on the panel will be
Kerri Bentkowski, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper; Jennifer Nalbone, Great Lakes
United; and Lois New, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).


Come March 19th, another Climate Talk
will be held at
7PM, again at the Allen Hall Theatre. This time the focus of conversation will
be on the “Reuse and Revitalization in the City of
Buffalo“.  Moderated by
David Torke of Fix Buffalo, the panel will include Buffalo ReUSE, PUSH Buffalo,
and Ed Hogle of Rock Harbor Village.

The final UB Green Climate Talk will be held on
April 16th, but the moderator and panelists are not yet announced. The
subject topic is planned to be “Greening the Canvas: Art and
Design’s Response to a Changing Planet”.

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