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Mount Union College to Participate in Campus Sustainability Webcast October 24

October 19, 2007

Wednesday, October 24 is Campus Sustainability Day and Mount Union College will be participating in a Campus Sustainability Day Webcast from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Campus Grounds of the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

The webcast is entitled 'Building a Durable Future: Community, the Campus, and Deep Economy.' Presenters will include Norm Christopher, director of sustainability at Grand Valley State University; Bill McKibben, environmentalist and author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future and Debra Rowe, president of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development; co-chair of the Higher Education Association's Sustainability Consortium' senior advisor for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and senior fellow of the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future. Terry Calhoun, director of media relations and publications for the Society for College and University Planning and co-founder of Campus Sustainability Day will serve as moderator.

Accentuating the positive, McKibben will address how economics may be the key to a more sustainable future and the role colleges and universities can play to support 'deep economics.' Christopher will describe his institution's unique leadership position in a coalition of more than 100 regional entities in relation to 'deep economy.' Rowe will discuss the overall picture of higher education sustainability and share examples of campus-based work benefiting local communities and economies from a wide range of institutions and areas.

The public is invited to attend. To learn more, visit www.scup.org/csd/5/.

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