ASC Focus the Nation - Climate Change Symposium

(03-12-2008)

DVD Now Available

In January, Adams State College joined hundreds of other colleges across the United States in "Focus the Nation," an event that addressed both local and national environmental issues. Presentations on natural resources, sustainability, and a variety of other environmental concerns were held in Adams State's own Carson Auditorium. The presenters included Adams State professors and members of local environmental groups. Presentations covered critical environmental topics such as potential natural gas drilling, solar energy, and measuring sustainability in the San Luis Valley, as well as how national environmental issues affect us locally. This event also included an in-depth panel discussion on climate change from a water supply prospective.

ASC Community Partnerships filmed and edited the Focus the Nation presentations, and a DVD is now available. It contains 1 hour and 48 minutes of highlights from throughout the eight-hour event, and is available for only $15.00 (or $10 each when ordering 3+). All proceeds of DVD sales support future event coordination and filming. The DVD includes:

1) Welcome- Dr. David Svaldi, ASC President 2) Legislation- John Salazar Representative Erin Minks 3) Environment and International Security- Dr. Mari Centeno 4) Overview of Local Environmental Issues- Christine Canaly, SLV Ecosystem Council 5) Climate Change and Possible Effects to the Rio Grande Basin- Panel Discussion: Citizens for SLV Water (Ceal Smith), Alamosa River Keepers (Cindy Medina), Colorado Division of Water Resources (Michael Sullivan), SLV Water Conservancy District (Mike Gibson) 6) ASC EARTH Group, Dr. Marty Jones 7) Solar Energy and Solar Job Grow Potential- Dr. Maria Valdez, USDA 8) Natural Gas Drilling in the Baca and Rio Grande County- Mr. David Billesbach 9) EPA San Luis Valley Sustainability Project- Marie Zanowick 10) SEED Park- Mr. Roger Doane 11) Environmental Racism- Dr. Stephanie Gonzales 12) United Campus Ministry- Shirley Atencio

A one-minute promotional video about this and other DVDs produced by ASC Community Partnerships is available on-line at ASC Community Partnerships. For more information, or to place an order, call (719) 587-7869, or email Miles Eddy.