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GW Partners with Regional Environmental Groups to Celebrate Earth Day 2007

GW partnered with regional environmental groups to stage two events in April 2007 focused on global warming and environmental responsibility. During the events, three presenters trained by former Vice President Al Gore's Climate Project shared facts and fiction surrounding the global warming controversy.

Step It Up 2007 was held at GW's Ashburn, Virginia campus

The first free event, Step It Up 2007, was held on Sunday, April 15 at the GW Virginia Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. Participants joined with thousands of others across the country to rally for a "national day of climate action." Speakers at the event included Morris Meyer, President of Surfworks, which was one of the first organizations certified to give the Climate Project presentation, and Kara Ball, a trained Climate Project presenter with the National Wildlife Federation. Ball introduced the film Tipping Point, produced by the National Wildlife Federation, a film that explores the consequences of climate change for wildlife, its habitat and the people who enjoy it.

NWF screened the film Tipping Point.

The second event commemorated Earth Day on Sunday, April 22 with a showing of Al Gore's Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, at the Round Hill Center in Virginia. Climate Project Presenter Mary Lou Fox, President of Fox Supply Chain Consulting, led a community discussion following the movie.

Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth was shown to increase awareness of global climate change.

Regional environmental groups partnering with the GW for the Step It Up 2007 program included the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Virginia League of Conservation Voters and the National Wildlife Federation.

Jonathan P. Deason, Ph.D., Lead Professor

The George Washington University
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Department (EMSE)
Environmental & Energy Management Program (E&EM)
Spring 2007 (Volume 8, Number 1)