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Earth Week Teach-In takes place March 25

earthweek-imageFurman University will sponsor an “Earth Week Teach-In” event on Wednesday, March 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hill Atrium of the Trone Student Center.

The public is invited to attend.

According to Michele Speitz, Ph.D., an assistant professor of English at Furman, the teach-in is “meant to be both informative and provocative. Ideally such a gathering of speakers is meant to attract attention, educate the audience, and galvanize action. The main idea is to bring our sustainability-centered work to life.”

Here is the lineup for Wednesday’s event:

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Bill Ranson, Earth and Environmental Science

“Sustainable Connections: Energy, Water, Land, Biodiversity”

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Aaron Simmons, Philosophy

“And God Saw That It Was Good: Religion and Environmental Activism”

1:30-2 p.m.

Michele Speitz, English

“Art in the Anthropocene: Politics & Ecopoetics”

2-2:15 p.m.

Greg Lewis, Biology

“Land Cover and Water Quality in Streams of the South Carolina Upstate”

2:15-2:45 p.m.

Brandon Inabinet, Communication Studies

“Earth for Dummyz: The Need for Sustainable Advocacy”

3-4 p.m.

Keynote Guest Speaker

Robert Musil, CEO of the Rachel Carson Council

For more information, contact Dr. Speitz at 864-294-3619 and

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