Friday, January 30, 2009


On Thursday, February 5, Clark College
will welcome the community as it takes part in the second National Teach-In on Global Warming

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- On Thursday, February 5, Clark College will join more than 1,000 other educational institutions, community groups, and faith-based organizations to participate in the second National Teach-In on Global Warming.

Organized nationally by the National Teach-In Committee, the event is designed to encourage participants to address the immediate and urgent challenges posed by climate change and empower them to engage personally in finding solutions that work. All events are free and open to the public, and community members are encouraged to attend.

The day’s events

From 8:00 a.m. to noon, faculty, staff, student, and community presenters will address issues and solutions related to global climate change and related issues regarding sustainability. At noon, the Clark College Speech and Debate team will continue the discussion.

From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the college will host a Sustainability Careers and Lifestyle Fair, showcasing more than 30 local businesses and organizations.

At 4:00 p.m., Clark College will host the Vancouver Planning Commission's "First Tuesday" public forum. The forum has been moved from Tuesday to Thursday specifically for this event. A panel of local citizens will present ways that Clark County is already working and living green. Discussion will focus on projects in local businesses and neighborhoods, as well as changes that individuals can make in their homes to promote a greener lifestyle. The forum will be held in the college’s Gaiser Student Center.

In addition to the discussions and forums, video presentations addressing climate change around the world will be shown throughout the day.

Attendees will be able to learn about green-collar career options, calculate their ecological footprints, make an immediate and simple personal commitment to change and will receive a reusable shopping bag as a thank-you for that commitment.

The Green Career and Lifestyles Fair participants include: Campus Supply/Corporate Express; Clark College Bookstore; Clark College Career Center; Clark College Teaching & Learning Center; Clark County ReStore; Clark County Solid Waste; Clark Public Utilities; Greenstone Architecture, PLLC; LSW Architects, PC; Master Composters/Recyclers; Mr. Sun Solar; Naturally Beautiful Backyards; Northwest Service Academy; Rosemattels CSA farm and the Battle Ground Farmers Market; Vancouver Food Coop; Waste Connections, Inc.; and Watershed Stewards.

Maps and Directions/For more information

Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Maps and driving directions are available on the Clark College Web site at

Information about the National Teach-In on Global Warming is available at

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