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Earth Day in Hall Co.

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - A number of events are planned in Hall County, starting April 16, in observance of Earth Day.

According to the Hall County Green Alliance, they are:


Event 1 Topic/Title: "Turning Waste Plastics into Fuels to Power a Greener Nation"
Date/Time(s): April 16, 12 p.m. (noon)
Speaker: Jeff Gold, Nexus Fuels
Length: 30 to 45 min.
Location: University of North Georgia, Gainesville Campus , room #104 Science Building

Event 2 Topic/Title: "Blurring the Boundaries Between Medicine and Ecology by Saving Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys"
Date/Time(s): April 22, 12:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. James W. Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology at the University of Georgia
Length: 30-45 min.
Location: Univ. of North Georgia, Gainesville Campus, Continuing Ed. Auditorium

Event 3 Topic/Title: "Climate Change and Georgia's Future"
Date/Time(s): April 22, 7 p.m.
Speakers/Topics:
1. Dr. Ed L. Schrader- "Importance of Environmental Protection"
Members of 21st century society will confront increasing uncertainty and unpredictable change in their lives.
Brenau's commitment is to engender in our students a sense of curiosity rather than fear, of innovation rather
than acceptance.
2. Dr. J. Marshall Sheperd - "Prehistoric, Contemporary, Futuristic: For Water, It's All The Same, Or Is It?"
Dr. Sheperd will focus on water issues and the correlations to climate change, while offering ideas on
sustainable ways individuals and businesses can help conserve Georgia's environment.
3. Dr. William (Bill) Coates, Jr. - "Theological View of Stewardship"
Dr. Coates' style is thought-provoking, memorable and often life-changing, but sprinkled with humor and wit.
4. Dr. James W. Porter- "The Effects of Sea-Level Rise on Georgia"
Dr. Porter will present the latest long-term projection for sea-level rise, which is due to glacial melt and the
thermal expansion of the oceans. He will focus his brief talk on these projections and their effect on coastal
Georgia. This information will be used to highlight the need for evidenced-based decision-making in setting
environmental policy for our state.
Target Audience: General public, students, business reps
Length: 1hr. 30 min.
Location: Brenau Downtown Center Theater (former GA Mountains Center Theater)
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