Climate Week 2008

Climate Week 2008 is an opportunity to engage environmental stewardship, faith and lifestyle choices affecting climate and other environmental issues.

Scheduled for January 28-February 1, ACU's Climate Week joins similar conversations among over 1 million students across the United States in the Focus the Nation initiative. 

As a grassroots effort, students, faculty, staff and administrators are facilitating a variety of events. We are thankful to local and national partners who are partnering with us as well.

Jim Cooke, Monty Lynn, Mimi Barnard and Beth McElwain




When & Where


January 28


Chapel Address

How is ACU greening? How can you help? Find out from Dr. Money


11:00 a.m.

Moody Coliseum

Dr. Royce Money, ACU


Campus Conversation
A panel of students, faculty and staff discuss issues in creation care and actions you can take
(2 chapel credits)

7:00 p.m.
Moody Coliseum
Dr. Wayne Barnard, Dean of Spiritual Formation
January 29

ACU Unplugged(Jan. 29 – Feb. 8)

Join a 10-day competition in your residence hall to reduce energy usage

12:01 a.m. -  11:59 p.m.

Beth McElwain, ACU School

of Education student


John Deloney, ACU Housing



Graphics by Nathan Driskell,

ACU Art and Design student; Sponsor: Mike Wiggins, Art and Design Department

Lone Star Wind Farm Tour
Here’s your chance to learn about our abundant wind power;RSVP to or call 674-2593

3:00 p.m. RSVP for instructions

4:00 p.m. RSVP for instructions
Lone Star Wind Farm
January 30

Extinction is Forever

First-hand accounts from an ACU field biologist

RSVP to or call 674-2455


11:40 a.m.

Adams Center Faculty Luncheon

Dr. Tom Lee, Biology Department

Plant a Tree
Want to help green the campus? Roll up your sleeves and help plant trees around Sikes Residence Hall

3:15 p.m.




(West side)

Corey Ruff, ACU Director of


The 2% Solution
National Webcast on Climate Change Science and Innovative Action


7:00 p.m.





ACU Outdoor Club,

President: Josh Kirby;

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jim

Cooke, Agriculture and Environment Department

January 31

Going Solar
Hear about late-breaking national research on solar homes

RSVP to or call 674-2455


11:40 a.m.

Adams Center Faculty Luncheon

Dr. Tim Coburn, School of Information Technology and Computing

An Inconvenient Truth

The film that contributed to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

8:00 p.m. Mabee Library Auditorium

ACU Campus Democrats,

President: Amy Perez,

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Kristina

Campos-Wallace, Human

Communication Department

February 1


Recycling Compact Florescent Blubs

They're going to burn out sometime; how do you safely recycle them?

1:30 p.m.

258 Foster Science

Kevin McBrayer and Laura Sanders, Chemistry Club; Sponsor: Dr. Brian Cavitt, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department


All Week

Climate Change

Print and Internet resources – book display and

 Laura Baker, ACU Library



Climate Week Sponsors: Clif Bar & Co. / Reliant Energy

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Go Green: Students Saving Energy
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