Date: March 20, 2007
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, Illinois, March 20, 2007 - Dr. Beverly Younger, a lecturer in the Department of Social Work at Governors State University, decided to do more to combat global warming than turn the lights off and recycle her newspapers.
Younger decided to become an advocate and educator as a volunteer trainer with The Climate Project, a nonprofit organization, begun by former Vice President Al Gore, to promote awareness of global warming.
On Wednesday, April 4, from 6 to 7:20 p.m., in Sherman Hall at Governors State University, Younger will present the images and information that explain global warming and what must be done to halt it. Her presentation draws on the scientific highlights illustrated in the Academy Award-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.
“My presentation reveals the realities of climate change, its potential future impact around the globe, and actions we, as individuals, can take that will make a difference,” explained Younger. “This presentation is not about certain doom, it is about possibilities, options, actions, and hope.”
Younger completed a rigorous training program led by Gore last fall at The Climate Project headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Beverly is an outstanding example of the millions of Americans who have been energized by the call to action on the climate crisis,” said Gore. “Beverly will be spending the next year making presentations in and around Chicago as a volunteer, discussing how individuals and businesses, schools and other organizations can be a major part of the solution to the growing crisis of global warming.”
Younger’s GSU presentation and discussion is free and open to the public.
“We are hoping to fill the hall with people interested in learning more and doing more to help reverse global warming,” said Younger. “We will be distributing concrete information. This is a great opportunity for people to learn what they can do.”
The College of Health Professions and the GSU Biology Club sponsor the event. GSU is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois. For more information, call (708) 534-4388.