13 February 2008

XU Steps Up

This is not a post about basketball, but it could be. The Muskies are playing great and I would love to see them go deep in the tournament. Believe me, they could do it.

But the topic here is the environment. Queen City Forum reports that Xavier is going green:

Xavier University is one of more than 470 other college and universities who have pledged to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases due to campus operations, said a spokesman for the Cincinnati Jesuit school. Efforts to become “climate neutral” involve developing a long-range plan to phase out carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases.

That will please Jeff Corwin when he comes to Xavier next week:

Emmy-winner Jeff Corwin is visiting Xavier on Wednesday, Feb. 20, to give a presentation in connection with his latest CNN documentary, titled "Planet in Peril: Environmental Threats of the 21st Century." He is speaking from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. in the Cintas Center, followed by a book signing. "Planet in Peril" takes viewers on an around-the-world examination of our world's changing environment...

Teaming up with CNN reporters Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Corwin traveled to some of the most remote and remarkable places of the world.

I remember seeing the show listed on the TV menu, but I didn't know who made it. I figured if it was on CNN it must suck. Maybe I was wrong.

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