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Posted: Friday, April 18th 2014 at 9:24am

Hall Co. Earth Day observances underway

By Ken Stanford Staff
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Jeff Gold (Courtesy Hall County Green Alliance)
GAINESVILLE - The first of several Earth Day observances planned in Hall County was held Wednesday on the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.

The topic was “Turning Waste Plastics into Fuels to Power a Greener Nation” and featured guest speaker Jeff Goldof Nexus Fuels.

Other events scheduled over the coming days include:

*Earth Day 2013 Festival at Elachee.
When
Sat, April 19, 8am – 9am
Where
Elachee N ature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville, GA 30504 (map)
Description
Details TBA. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville, GA 30504. 770/535-1976. www.elachee.org. Fee to attend event.

*“Blurring the Boundaries Between Medicine and Ecology by Saving Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys”
Date/Time(s): April 22, 12:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. James W. Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology at the University of Georgia
Length: 30-45 min.
Location: Univ. of North Georgia, Gainesville Campus, Continuing Ed. Auditorium

*“Climate Change and Georgia’s Future”
Date/Time(s): April 22, 7 p.m.
Speakers/Topics:

1. Dr. Ed L. Schrader- “Importance of Environmental Protection”
Members of 21st century society will confront increasing uncertainty and unpredictable change in their lives.
Brenau’s commitment is to engender in our students a sense of curiosity rather than fear, of innovation rather
than acceptance.

2. Dr. J. Marshall Sheperd - “Prehistoric, Contemporary, Futuristic: For Water, It's All The Same, Or Is It?”
Dr. Sheperd will focus on water issues and the correlations to climate change, while offering ideas on
sustainable ways individuals and businesses can help conserve Georgia's environment.

3. Dr. William (Bill) Coates, Jr. - “Theological View of Stewardship”
Dr. Coates’ style is thought-provoking, memorable and often life-changing, but sprinkled with humor and wit.

4. Dr. James W. Porter- “The Effects of Sea-Level Rise on Georgia”
Dr. Porter will present the latest long-term projection for sea-level rise, which is due to glacial melt and the
thermal expansion of the oceans. He will focus his brief talk on these projections and their effect on coastal
Georgia. This information will be used to highlight the need for evidenced-based decision-making in setting
environmental policy for our state.

Target Audience: General public, students, business reps

Length: 1hr. 30 min.

Location: Brenau Downtown Center Theater (former GA Mountains Center Theater)
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