Thursday, March 19, 2015  
Moving toward carbon neutrality | CNN host to give Currier Lecture
The University's award-winning chiller plant is a centralized facility for the east end of campus that reduces maintenance and is much more energy-efficient than the former individual units
Taking a stand to be (carbon) neutral

When President Mary Ellen Mazey signed the American Colleges and Universities Presidents' Climate Commitment in 2012, it set in motion a formal plan to move the University toward carbon neutrality. This built upon BGSU's longtime efforts at becoming a more sustainable campus, from individual responsibility for conserving energy to institution-wide projects.

The climate commitment outlined four steps to be taken by signatories: create institutional structures to guide the implementation of a plan; complete an inventory of the campus's greenhouse gas emissions; develop a comprehensive plan for becoming carbon-neutral; and initiate two or more tangible actions to reduce carbon emissions.

With the collective efforts of students, faculty and staff, with the coordination and leadership of Campus Sustainability and many other departments, offices and areas, much progress has been made.


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CNN host and correspondent to give Currier Lecture

Brian Stelter
CNN senior media correspondent and "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter will visit the University March 23 and 24 to visit with journalism and public relations students and deliver the 2015 Florence and Jesse Currier lecture.

His talk will begin at 7 p.m. March 24 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. It is free and open to the public.

"I'm looking forward to speaking with lots of students," said Stelter, who in 2013 published the New York Times bestseller "Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV."

On "Reliable Sources," Stelter examines the top media stories each week. He also reports and writes about media for CNN/US, CNN International, and CNNMoney.



Two BGSU faculty members will share their expertise in upcoming lectures.

• Dr. Bradford Clark, whose research, creative work and teaching is in scenic design and puppetry, will speak on March 23 as part of BGSU's Legends series.

• Dr. Charles Onasch, geology and director of the School of Earth, Environment and Society, will discuss the concepts that explain rock deformation as part of the 2015 College of Arts and Sciences' Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series on March 26.

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