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A Call to Climate Action: America's New National Purpose, Aug. 29

Date: Thursday - August 29, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Social Sciences Hall, room 106

You're invited to a timely presentation, discussion, and book signing

What: “A Call to Climate Action – America’s New National Purpose”
Who: Iowa State Senator Rob Hogg & Author of 'America’s Climate Century'
When: Thursday, August 29, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Central Connecticut State University, Room 106, Social Sciences Hall

Iowa State Senator Rob Hogg, author of 'America’s Climate Century', is touring New England states August 16 to 29 to call on Americans to take the climate action we so urgently need and to make the fight against climate change our new national purpose. As he says, "it is the defining moral challenge of this century – and Americans need to lead the world in the global fight for sustainability and survival."

The fight against climate change means slashing greenhouse gas emissions by moving beyond fossil fuels, at the same time safeguarding people and property from more frequent and severe climate disasters (extreme storms, floods, drought, wildfires, and ecological disruptions). Having represented Cedar Rapids during an unprecedented flood in 2008 that caused billions of dollars in disaster damage, Senator Hogg brings a “dose of reality” to the issue of climate change. The good news is, there is growing momentum for climate action which can create a safe, healthy, prosperous, and sustainable future.

Senator Hogg is serving his second term in the Iowa Senate after two terms in the Iowa House. He is recognized as a leader in the Iowa Legislature on climate change, renewable energy, energy efficiency, disaster preparedness, watershed management, and natural resources. He formerly served as board president of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light. He and his wife, Kate, live in Cedar Rapids. They have three children.

Following the event, the author will sign copies of his book for audience members.

Brought to you by the CCSU Global Environmental Sustainability Action Coalition and CCSU Geography Department.

For more information, contact: 

Charles E. Button, Ph.D., Associate Professor – Geography Department

Social Sciences Hall

4th Floor, Room 417-009

Phone: 860-832-2788

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