ACU To Observe Earth Day with National Teleconference

for immediate release April 20, 1998

WHO/WHAT: Renew America and the Smithsonian Institution's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation are celebrating Earth Day by co-hosting a nationally broadcast town meeting teleconference on "Global Warming: Local Solutions." Program participants include:

* Braden Allenby, Environment, Health and Safety Vice President, AT&T;
* Carol Browner, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency;
* William McDonough, Dean, University of Virginia School of Architecture and Director, Institute for Sustainable Design;
* Nancy Skinner, Director, U.S. Office, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives and Cities for Climate Protection Campaign.

Moderator will be Deborah Potter, host of the PBS series "In the Prime."

WHERE: Hilton Room of Abilene Christian University's McGlothlin Campus Center and downlink sites across the country. More than 25,000 people in more than 200 communities will be reached.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, from noon-1:30 p.m.

LOCAL NOTE:  The teleconference is sponsored locally by the ACU student group CURE (Christians United to Respect the Earth). Dr. Jim Cooke, chairman of ACU's Department of Industrial Technology, will ask the first question live! The public is invited to this free event, and food may be brought into the Hilton Room. Weather permitting, there will also be human-powered vehicles to ride around the campus that day.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check the Web site at

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Last update: April 20, 1998