Friday, February 16, 2007

EnviroPanel Discussion on Sustainability Features Alumni Speakers, February 21

Chestertown, MD, February 15, 2007 — The Center for the Environment & Society (CES) is hosting a Green Drinks reception at 6:00 p.m. and EnviroPanel discussion at 7:00 p.m. at Washington College's McLain Atrium on Wednesday, February 21.

Dr. John Seidel, Director of the Center, will moderate the panel discussion. "We need to focus public attention on sustainability," says Seidel, who believes that protecting the integrity of our land and water is key to the long-term well-being of every community.

Panelists include Capt. Andy McCown from Echo Hill Outdoor School, Jeanette Snyder from Save the Bay, Bruce Alexander from the Department of Natural Resources, environmentalist Tom Hopkins from Villa Julie College, Katy Bishop from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Michael Scozzafava from the Environmental Protection Agency, and Angie Crenshaw, an environmental planner with Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association (MAMRA).

The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to build a network of professional contacts. Who should attend? Those eager to chat with eco-minded professionals, or anybody curious about students, faculty and alumni who are "thinking green," promoting social responsibility, and working to improve the environment.

The February 21 event is part of the College's George Goes Green initiative. Participants are invited to sign the Green Pledge and to sample "renewable energy" drinks like Kyoto Cooler, Solar Solution, Global Warmer and CES Splash. The 6:00 PM reception, co-sponsored by WC Alumni Relations, features a cash bar and complimentary refreshments. Admission to the panel discussion is free and open to the public. For information, call 410-778-7295 or e-mail

CES supports interdisciplinary education, research, and the integration of ecological and social values. It promotes exemplary stewardship of natural and cultural resources and works to instill a conservation ethic by connecting people to the natural world.

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