Faculty members have organized an entertaining, informative program of April events, including a special Earth Day Symposium on the subject of “Hydraulic Fracturing” (also known as fracking) on Tuesday, April 22 in the Waddell Theatre.
This year Loudoun is the event host and speakers representing industry and the environment are scheduled for this day-long event. Among the speakers will be filmmaker Josh Fox, who will provide commentary and lead a discussion following a special showing of his 2011 Oscar-nominated documentary “Gasland.”
In recent years, the United States has become the world’s largest producer of natural gas. The predominant means of obtaining natural gas is via a highly controversial process known as “hydraulic fracking.”
In addition to the talks and the Earth Day Symposium, Loudoun’s Green Team (the student club for environmental awareness) will sponsor several showings of “Gasland” throughout the month of April.
The Green Issues Brown Bag Series sessions focus on various environmental topics. These sessions are open to faculty, staff, students and the general public.
The remaining sessions include:
“The Colorado River and Southwestern Water Resources in a Changing Climate”
Monday, April 14
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
“Global Warming: Problems With Invasive Species are Heating Up”
Tuesday, April 15
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
“Sickening: Climate Change and Infectious Diseases”
Thursday, April 17
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
“NOVA Sustainability Update”
Tuesday, April 29
12:30 p.m. to 1:30pm
Faculty are encouraged to incorporate the topic of environmental awareness into their classes. If you plan to integrate environmental awareness, contact Acting Dean Agnich at email@example.com to tell him about some of the creative things you have done or plan to do with the topic.