Green Democracy Roundtable to Discuss Global Climate Change

A Green Democracy Roundtable will take place at Hamilton on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Hosted by the Hamilton Environmental Action Group (HEAG) and Democracy Matters, the roundtable intends to address such issues as awareness, activism and solutions to global warming. The discussion is part of Focus the Nation, a nationwide teach-in to raise awareness of global warming, and is open to the public. Kevin Rowe, president of Democracy Matters, noted "We're trying to emphasize that the event is not a panel, but rather an interactive discussion among policymakers, students, faculty, local citizens and activists and the college administration." 

During the event, several panelists will make open comments about the global warming crisis. The evening's panelists will include New York State Assemblyman David R. Townsend; Peter F. Cannavo, visiting assistant professor of government; Hamilton Director of Environmental Protection, Safety and Sustainability Brian Hansen; Alisha Fowler '06 of the National Wildlife Federation's Office of Congressional and Federal Affairs; Emily Gunther '06 of the non-profit organization Just Food; and several students representing various activist groups on campus. Local activists from the Kirkland Town Democrats and New York Citizens in Action are also expected to participate. Following the panel's commentary, the discussion will open to audience members. 

-- by Danielle Raulli '10
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