Get Ready to CHILL OUT!

from Wildlife Promise

0 4/16/2007 // By Kristin Kranendonk //

Seven truly green colleges and one high school will be featured in a special live webcast from George Washington University in Washington DC, which will spotlight practical solutions to global warming underway at colleges and universities across the country. The winning campuses are responsible for taking the equivalent of 4,600 cars off the road and planting an estimated 7,000 acres of trees! These schools are serious about global warming solutions!

Each school being honored during this unique program is the winner of the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Chill Out competition which was designed to identify what institutions of higher learning are doing to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions, the number one culprit of global warming.

The winning schools, selected from over 100 entries, are implementing projects that make a significant difference: covering roof space with solar panels to generate electricity; meeting all campus heating requirements and saving a million dollars annually with geothermal energy; using real-time energy monitoring systems to help students and staff track and reduce energy waste.

The webcast, the first of its kind, is being shown on over 165 college campuses throughout North America and will include video highlights of each winning school’s global warming project, and a live panel discussion with representatives from the winning schools, climate scientists and conservation professionals.

Wednesday, April 18th — 3:00-4:30 p.m. (EDT)

Tune in live at http://www.fc-tv.com/clients/nwf/portal.asp

Chill Out is sponsored in partnership with Earth Day Network and the Society for College and University Planning.