UML Climate Change Event April 27

imageThe UMass Lowell Student Environmental Alliance is excited about their first annual “Beat the Heat” event designed to promote awareness about climate change. It will take place from 12:30 – 3 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Campus Recreation Center at 100 Pawtucket Street across from LeLacheur Park.

It may be a heavy subject, but they are planning to make it a fun, family-friendly event with food, raffles and music in addition to the educational component.

Participating organizations include: the Society of Environmental Scientists
Solar Club, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Café Solar®, Climate Change Initiative, Lowell Green Building Commission, Free Wheelers, Cool Science/Science Express, Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, Viridian Energy and UMass Lowell Community Garden.

Scheduled speakers include: Mayor Patrick Murphy; Dr. Juliette Rooney-Varga, director of the UML Climate Change Initiative; Dr. Ellen Douglas, a UMass Boston associate professor in Hydrology; Lowell Recycling and Waste Coordinator Gunther Wellenstein; and SEA Member Devan Hawkins.

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