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Dartmouth joins national webcast for Campus Sustainability Day, Oct. 26

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 10/20/05 • Contact Genevieve Haas (603) 646-3661

Dartmouth will join campuses around the country in hosting a national webcast for the third annual Campus Sustainability Day. The webcast, which is free and open to the public, will air on Oct. 26 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Collis Common Ground. The live, interactive event will be moderated by NPR science correspondent Joe Palca and is billed as a "Six-Pack of Sustainability Lessons." It will consist of a two-hour presentation of the latest initiatives and achievements in higher education sustainability from five major conferences. Campus organizations dedicated to sustainability will be available to share information on their projects and volunteer opportunities.

During the webcast, viewers will be able to submit questions, explained Dartmouth Sustainability Coordinator James Merkel who helped organize Dartmouth's participation. "With the cost of energy soaring, sustainability is on many people's minds as they enter winter time. Because this webcast is specific to sustainability in higher education, my hope is that it will sharpen the sustainability discussion on campus," he added.

More than 90 other campuses plan to take part in this event. Campus Sustainability Day, created by The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), is a day devoted specifically to the achievements and challenges of sustainability in higher education institutions and their surrounding communities. Established in 1965, SCUP is the only association focused on the promotion, advancement, and application of effective planning in higher education. The event is sponsored by the Dartmouth College Provost's Office and the Environmental Roundtable. For more information about the event, contact Merkel.

Dartmouth has television (satellite uplink) and radio (ISDN) studios available for domestic and international live and taped interviews. For more information, call 603-646-3661 or see our Radio, Television capability webpage.

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