Environmental Events Include Encore Screening and Alternative-Fuel Bus

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University will host an encore screening of the film “An Inconvenient Truth” and a visit by an interactive bus that’s powered by alternative fuel, all in an effort to raise awareness about environmental issues.

In response to overwhelming demand, WSU will host the encore screening on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. Following the presentation, assistant geography professor Daniel Bedford will lead a discussion about the film and environmental issues.

The screening and discussion will be held in the Lindquist Lecture Hall of the Kimball Visual Arts Center on WSU’s Ogden campus.

The university hosted a similar event on Jan. 16, but the turnout far exceeded available space, resulting in some audience members having to be turned away. In order to meet the demand, event organizers quickly scheduled this second screening and discussion. The presentation is intended to raise awareness of environmental issues and promote increased recycling on campus and throughout the community.

Later that week, WSU’s Wilderness Recreation Center will be sponsoring a campus visit by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) bus, an interactive exhibit that focuses on environmental issues. The bus, which runs on recycled vegetable oil, has logged more than 45,000 miles and visited 47 states. The bus exhibit will be on campus Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stewart Bell Tower Plaza. Visit nols.edu/bus for more information about the bus.

The film “An Inconvenient Truth,” released in 2006, features former United States Vice President Al Gore making a presentation about climate change, specifically global warming. Both Gore and Paramount Classics, the film’s distributor, have pledged proceeds from the film to further educational campaigns about climate change.

Contact:

Daniel Bedford, assistant geography professor

(801) 626-8091 · dbedford@weber.edu


Kathryn Lindquist
, WSU trustee
(801) 583-0830 · kathrynlindquist@msn.com

Kurt Hanniger, Wilderness Recreation Center coordinator

(801) 626-7354 · khanniger@weber.edu

Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212 • jkowalewski@weber.edu