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E-M:/ MSU Hosts Climate Change Teach-In

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           Contact:               Terry Link 517-355-1751 (link@msu.edu)

                                                                                                                                                Maya Fischhoff 517-432-8833 (mayaef@msu.edu )

                                                                                                                                                Robby Richardson 1-517-355-9533 (rbr@msu.edu )



The MSU Campus will be hosting a Teach-In on Climate Change, Monday February 2, from 11:00a.m. until 6:00p.m. in room 145 Communication Arts Building. This Teach-In is part of a national follow-up to last year’s  discussions around climate change organized by “Focus the Nation” and this year by “National Teach-In” www.nationalteachin.org and are meant to stimulate important discussions among the first 100 days of the new administration as they grapple with policy responses to the challenges of climate change.


Realizing that there may be more interest than we can support in a single classroom and wanting to make these informative sessions on different elements of the climate change challenges more accessible, we will be simultaneously webcasting the Teach-In with the assistance of WKAR staff.


More information can be found at:  http://www.ecofoot.msu.edu/teachin.htm


Panelists represent many disciplines and area of expertise and experiences including, sociology, geography, international studies, philosophy, economics, energy, journalism, etc. The full schedule is listed below


Sponsored by:

(Partial List)

University Committee for a Sustainable Campus

Environmental Science and Policy Program

Residential Initiative for the Study of Environment

Environmental Journalism

Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project

Broadcasting Services

Anaerobic Digester Research and Education Center




MSU Teach-In on Global Warming Schedule

11:00 -11:50       

The Big Picture:  Climate Change and the Environmental, Social and Economic Drivers

Tom Dietz (ESPP) and Jeff Andresen (Geography)


12:00 – 12:50     

National Teach-In Video, “Solutions for the First 100 Days,” featuring David Orr, Hunter Lovins, Ray Anderson.


1:00 – 1:50          

Energy Supply and Demand Issues

Jan Beecher (Institute for Public Utilities) and Marty Kushler (American Council for Energy Efficient Economy)


2:00 – 2:50          

Ethical and Justice Issues of Climate Change – What Ought We to Do?

Scot Yoder (RCAH/Philosophy)- and Michael Nelson( Lyman Briggs, Fisheries and Wildlife, Philosophy)


3:00 – 3:50          

Weighing Impacts and Responsibilities on Developed and Developing Nations

Brent Simpson (Institute for Int’l Agriculture) and Subbu Kumarappan (Agriculture and Resource Economics)


4:00 – 4:50         

Media and the Message: Communicating Climate Change

Jim Detjen (Journalism) and Rich Grogan (CARRS))


5:00 – 5:50          

What Can MSU and Individuals Do?

Lauren Olson (Office of Campus Sustainability) and Lynda Boomer (Physical Plant) 



 All Good Things,


Terry Link, Director

Campus Sustainability

112 Olds Hall

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824






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