PLYMOUTH, N.H.-Plymouth State University will be hosting a live national Webcast April 16, in a collective effort to examine what colleges and high schools nationwide are doing to confront the problem of global warming. The event, titled “Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming,” is organized by the Campus Ecology Program of the National Wildlife Federation. PSU’s participation in this Webcast is sponsored by Common Ground, PSU’s environmental and social justice student organization. The Webcast will feature live discussion and award-winning videos from schools across the country. It is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m., in the Multipurpose Room of the Hartman Union Building on the PSU campus. The entire event is scheduled to last 75 minutes. It is free and open to the public.
This is the second annual live “Chill Out” Webcast. Last year over 150 schools and about 12,000 viewers participated. The goal of the Campus Ecology Program is to encourage involvement and innovation on the nation’s campuses by organizing a competition for videos that show how campuses are taking action on the issue of global warming. The live Webcast on April 16 will be the culmination of this competition and will feature the videos from the winning schools.
The Webcast will also include a live student-moderated panel discussion with Chill Out winners and leading global warming scientists that will take place in real time. There will also be special appearances, including Gary Hirshberg of New Hampshire’s own Stonyfield Farm. Further information about this national event is available at www.campuschillout.org
The “Chill Out” Webcast is part of Common Ground’s “Earth Month 2008” activities related to the celebration of Earth Day on April 22.
For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or Bruce Lyndes