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2014 Climate Change Symposium
Start Date: 4/22/2014Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Date: 4/22/2014End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description
April is Environmental Awareness Month and fittingly, on Earth Day – April 22nd – NOVA Loudoun will host the 2014 Climate Change Symposium in the Waddell Theatre. The featured subject is Hydraulic Fracturing (known more commonly as “Fracking”). A controversial procedure, “fracking” is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside. It is not without severe environmental and social consequences to the communities it affects, which are growing daily.

As part of the all-day Symposium, NOVA Loudoun will feature faculty panelists, Plenary Speaker Greg Buppert of the Southern Environmental Law Center, and an afternoon screening of Gasland, with Keynote Speaker and Oscar-nominated Director Josh Fox. The Symposium is free and open to entire NOVA community and the public.

Schedule:
 9:30 — Registration (open to public)
 9:45 — Opening remarks by Bill Bour, Geology, Loudoun Campus: “What Is Fracking?”
10:00 to 11:00am — Plenary Speaker Greg Buppert, Southern Environmental Law Center
11:00 to 11:15am — Break
11:15 to 12:15pm — Panel Discussion by NOVA Faculty on fracking and the environmental movement in general
12:15 to 1:15pm — Lunch Break (participants on their own – there is a café in the LC building about 100 yards from the Waddell Theatre)
1:15 to 3:15pm — Film Screening of Gasland, 2010 Oscar-nominated documentary on fracturing
3:15 to 3:30pm — Break
3:30 to 5:00pm —Keynote speaker Josh Fox, Director and Producer of Gasland and Gasland II (includes time for questions)

Exhibitor tables and participants: Sierra Club, 350 Loudoun, NOVA Horticulture Club, NOVA Loudoun Green Team, NOVA Environmental Sciences, NOVA Sustainability, and others.
Location Information:
Loudoun  (View Map)
21200 Campus Drive
Sterling, VA 20164
Contact Information:
Name: Joseph Agnich
Email: jagnich@nvcc.edu

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