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Focus the Nation

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On January 31st, NOLS joined with millions across the country in the Focus the Nation initiative, a national teach-on on global warming solutions.

The day began with NOLS Bus visits to local Lander schools. Marketing Rep Jess was all smiles...

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...and the kids were, too!

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In the afternoon, Lander Valley High School hosted a sustainability fair and presentation by Alison Gannett, an environmentalist, world champion extreme skier and a NOLS Alaska grad. She talked about her personal experiences with the effects of climate change and urged the audience to calculate their carbon footprint and then gave tips on how to reduce it, offset it and ultimately produce our own energy.

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To close the evening, a reception was held at the Noble Hotel with a panel discussion of individuals from Lander and (via teleconference) Jackson. Former NOLS Instructor and Creative Energies founder Scott Kane, Teton Science School Research Associate Embere Hall, Wyoming Senator Cale Case, Central Wyoming College student Keja Whiteman, Jackson Mayor Mark Barron, County Commissioner Brea Holland and Wyoming Congressman Gary Trauner all gave their perspectives on climate change.

It was a packed house! Thanks to Alison, our panelists and all those behind the scenes that made the day a success!

| Posted by Jessica Fuller on Feb 1, 2008

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