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UWS announces global warming teach-in

People can learn more about global warming and steps they can take to help solve the problem during a day-long teach-in at the University of Wisconsin-Superior on Jan. 31.

People can learn more about global warming and steps they can take to help solve the problem during a day-long teach-in at the University of Wisconsin-Superior on Jan. 31.

The free, public event in Rothwell Student Center includes speakers, discussions with political and business leaders, and an Eco-Fair featuring local organizations and businesses. Free parking will be available in university lots two and 11.

"This is a day when people can learn about things they can do now to make a difference in helping our environment," Janice Crede, campus sustainability coordinator, said in a news release.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with an opening and American Indian healing ceremony. Other events scheduled include:

9 a.m. to noon: Information sessions about how global warming is affecting the region and what local residents can do to change that.

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9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Eco Fair featuring local organizations and businesses.

1-3 p.m.: Barry Hanson, author of "Energy Power Shift," talks about emerging technologies that can help solve environmental problems.

The event is part of the national Focus the Nation: Global Warming Solutions for America campaign. According to organizers, more than 1,000 universities and colleges nationwide are taking part in the national teach-in.

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