Center Partners with City of Salisbury to Offer Lectures on ACCESS16 TV

08/12/10 by Staff Writer

The Center for the Environment is partnering with the City of Salisbury to offer presentations by noted authorities on ACCESS16 TV. The speakers have talked to audiences at the Center in recent months on topics ranging from air pollution to sustainability issues.

The lectures, which began in August, will air numerous times each month to ensure that citizens will have multiple opportunities to view them.

The August lecture was Dr. Viney Aneja’s presentation on “The Ozone Air Pollution Problem in North Carolina.” Aneja is North Carolina State University’s Air Quality Research Director and a professor in N.C. State’s Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He has developed one of the nation’s leading agricultural air-quality research programs at N.C. State.

The September lecture features Dr. Lester Brown, founder of Worldwatch Institute and current founder and president of Earth Policy Institute. He was called “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” by the Washington Post. His presentation is titled “Plan B 3.0.”

The October offering will focus on Amory Lovins’ presentation, “Reinventing Fire.” Lovins is co-founder, chairman and chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute in Colorado. Time magazine called him “one of the world’s 100 most influential people”; the Wall Street Journal said he was one of 39 people worldwide “most likely to change the course of business”; and Newsweek called him “one of the Western world’s most influential energy thinkers.”

Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz noted that the City of Salisbury is “proud to partner with the Center for the Environment to offer this lecture series as part our combined efforts to create awareness for the Campaign for Clean Air. This opportunity to increase citizen awareness supports our ongoing, city-wide efforts to remain good stewards of the environment by continuously striving to impact the earth in a positive manner,” she said.

John Wear, the Center’s executive director, noted that the Center is pleased to partner with the city on this effort. “We are fortunate to be able to host regional, national and sometimes international experts on environmental issues that affect us all,” he said. “This is an excellent way to share their wisdom with area citizens.”

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