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The Voyage for Cleaner Energy
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 2:00pm
Environmental Club and ASPSU are cosponsoring a presentation by Robert Swan entitled "The Voyage for Cleaner Energy". Mr. Swan was the first person to walk to both the North and South poles by foot. He hauled a 350 lb. sledge over 1,400 miles to the South pole for 70 days without radio communication. He also removed 1,500 tons of waste from Antarctica and set up the first internet-connected education base on the continent (powered by renewable energy).

Among his many awards, Robert was awarded the Polar Medal by Queen Elisabeth II, is an appointed Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations, and was given the Smithsonian Award for Information and Technology in Education and Academia. Robert Swan is sailing to the world's port cities over the next 4 years to raise awareness about the moratorium on excavation and drilling that will end in 2041. His goal is to have that extended so Antarctica may remain pristine and owned collectively by the nations of the world for research and education.

When:
Monday, April 21st, 2008
Where:
Smith Memorial Student Union, rooms 327, 328, 329 (adjoined)
Time:
2:00 pm
Cost:
Free and open to the public

More information can be found at eclub.groups.pdx.edu or at 503-951-8832. Questions can be sent to ecpsu@pdx.edu