Albion Steps Up to National Challenge with Global Warming Info Fair


{mosimage} ALBION, Mich. - Albion brings the national to the local, as Albion College and the community present a global warming information fair. Marking the National Day of Climate Change Action, the global warming awareness fair and presentations take place Saturday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Albion College Dow Recreation Center, at the corner of Hannah and East Erie streets.

Beginning at 11 a.m., the fair features a number of student and community organizations displaying various activities related to environmental issues. Albion College faculty with expertise on various aspects of climate change and the environment will also be on hand to answer individual questions.

At noon, Michigan senator Mark Schauer and Albion College Environmental Institute director Tim Lincoln will give a short presentation on current governmental actions and how citizens can help affect future legislation.

"Global warming is a major international issue, and it's important for everyone to know what they can do to help prevent it," said Albion College senior Ben Evans, one of the event organizers. "This will be a great way for people in our community to meet each other and see how we're all working on positive changes."

This event is sponsored by Albion College Step It Up 2007, part of a national movement to reduce carbon emissions and support the creation of five million "green" jobs. For more information on the awareness fair, contact Evans at . For more information on Step It Up 2007, see the website, http://stepitup2007.org/.