TO: News editors, directors
WHAT: EcoEagle Lecture Series featuring Luke Lundemo of the Climate Project/media welcome for interview/photo/video opportunities
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 27, noon
WHERE: Thad Cochran Center Ballroom, Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus
SPECIFICS: The Southern Miss Office of Sustainability sponsors guest speakers on campus who promote and support best practices in sustainability, either as individuals or through organizations.
The Climate Project, a nonprofit organization based in Nashville, Tenn., began operations in June 2006 with the mission of increasing public awareness of the climate crisis at a grassroots level in the U.S. and abroad by promoting dialogue about climate change as well as potential solutions. Supporters of its efforts include environmental activist and former Vice President Al Gore, author of the book “An Inconvenient Truth.”
CONTACT: David Tisdale, Southern Miss Marketing and Public Relations, 601.266.4499;
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.