February 4, 2011

Media Advisory: Ecologist, Author Jerry Jenkins to Speak at SUNY Empire State College

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Sustainable Saratoga Logo (SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Jan. 28, 2011) – SUNY Empire State College is hosting a program about climate change in the region. The program is co-sponsored by Sustainable Saratoga and the Empire State College sustainability committee.

What: "Climate Change in the Adirondacks," a lecture by Jerry Jenkins.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011; refreshments at 6:30 p.m., lecture at 7 p.m., followed by Q&A.

Where: SUNY Empire State College, 2 Union Ave., room 126, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Why: Jerry Jenkins is a well-known ecologist and researcher for the Wildlife Conservation Society. He has authored numerous books on the Adirondacks including two books on climate change. His first book, "The Adirondack Atlas" (Syracuse University Press, 2004), is a collection of maps and stories, and considers issues of regional significance such as climate change, acid rain, survival of farms and commercial forests, tourism and recreational use, and patterns of development.

His latest, "Climate Change in the Adirondacks: The Path to Sustainability" (Published in Association with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Comstock Publishing Associates – May 1, 2010) provides a comprehensive look at the effects of climate change in the forest-rich upstate New York parklands region as well as sustainable solutions for reducing carbon emissions for the region. For background on the book, please go to http://www.wcs.org/press/press-releases/climate-change-in-the-adirondacks-book.aspx.

Come learn about these critical issues affecting the region, and what local groups and institutions are doing to work towards solutions. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP (requested, though not required), to Susan McFadden, special events coordinator,at: susan.mcfadden@esc.edu or 518-587-2100, ext. 2949.

Parking is located in the back of the building, accessible from Circular Street or on Union Avenue. Carpooling, walking or taking the bus (Rte. 473 – stop at Union and Circular) is highly encouraged.

For additional information or in case of inclement weather go to: www.sustainablesaratoga.com or www.esc.edu.

About SUNY Empire State College

SUNY Empire State College, celebrating its 40th year throughout 2011, was established in 1971 to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor's and master's degrees from the State University of New York. Students learn through independent studies, online courses, seminars and residencies. Learners also may earn credit for prior college-level learning from work and life experience.

The college serves more than 20,000 students worldwide at 34 locations in New York state and online. Its 60,000-strong alumni are active in their communities as entrepreneurs, politicians, business professionals, artists, not-for-profit agency employees, teachers, veterans and military, and more. Many take leadership in advocacy of open and state public education, such as that offered by the State University of New York.

About Sustainable Saratoga

Sustainable Saratoga is a grassroots advocacy organization formed in 2008 whose mission is to make the City of Saratoga Springs a better place to live both now and for future generations by promoting economic and environmentally sustainable practices in all aspects of the community. An all-volunteer organization, Sustainable Saratoga works collaboratively with local government, residents, businesses and other organizations to identify, develop and implement policies, programs and resources, which help us achieve this mission.