Monday, September 17, 2007

College students to "Focus the Nation" on climate change solutions

In what its organizers call "an unprecedented educational initiative, involving over a thousand colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, faith groups, civic organizations and businesses," Focus the Nation is leading what amounts to a grassroots nationwide teach-in and open discussion of the climate change situation and what must be done in a hurry to prevent worst case scenarios from becoming reality.

Aiming at people young enough today to be in their prime when today's efforts to reverse carbon-loading of the atmosphere will make a difference in the years that follow, Focus the Nation has an impressive list of advisors, board members, staff and sponsors.

They quote Jim Hansen on their home page, which gave them instant credibility in my eyes.

1 comment:

Ben Hubbird said...

Great post -- thanks for the mention!

Right now is a super exciting time for Focus the Nation -- we've just doubled our staff and we're gearing up for what is sure to be a busy and exhilarating autumn. Folks are back at school and amped to get Focus started at their school!

Check our action map to see if your school is signed up, and to get in touch with the team on campus. If your school isn't signed up, why the heck not?

Keep fighting,

Ben Hubbird
Focus the Nation