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February 20, 2011

Pitt-Johnstown will host climate change symposium

— A climate change forum will be held Thursday in the Student Union Cambria Room on the Pitt-Johnstown campus.

The forum (previously known as the Global Warming Solutions Forum) is a community event that engages students, faculty, alumni and the community in a discussion about climate change and how we might reduce its impact or mitigate its effect.

From 10 to 11:50 a.m., representatives will discuss sustainable energy choices.

Speakers include: Randy Kelley, Pitt-Johnstown assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology, discussing “Nuclear Engineering”; Robert Larson, Environmental Asset Management Inc., discussing “Combined Heat and Power”; and Gwendolyn S. Andersen, director of Renewable Energy Center, St. Francis University, who will speak on “Community Wind Power.”

From noon to 1:50 p.m., sessions will focus on green building technologies.

Speakers include: Theresa Rohall, executive director, ArtWorks Project; Lynn Hocker, president, Whispering Creek Corporate Retreat; Laura Zullo and Melissa Bilec, sustainability committee, University of Pittsburgh; and Kevin Evans, manager, construction planning and management services, CTC Enterprise Ventures Corp.

From 2 to 3:50 p.m., brief overviews and a panel discussion will take place on the subject of green jobs.

Speakers include: Jim Armbrust, owner, Green Irene in Harrisburg; M. Edward Brandau III, manager of customer support, Penelec; Jon Makowski, national account director, Action Services Group; and Brandi Nagle Robinson, lecturer and adviser, John A. Dutton Education Institute at Pennsylvania State University.

For more information, contact Dennis McNair, Pitt-Johns- town associate professor of biology, at 269-2907.

Information also is available online at www.upj.pitt.edu/Cli-mate Change.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

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