West Chester University
Presented by the WCU Sustainability Advisory Council, Chester County Citizens for Climate Protection (4CP) and the Chester County Sierra Club 15 March 2011
Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club and a 1993 WCU graduate, was the featured speaker at this third annual event held at WCU's Sykes Auditorium. The event attracted an audience of over 200 from the University and West Chester commuminites. Brune is the author of Coming Clean: Breaking America's Addiction to Coal and Oil. His talk reflected a number of the themes from that work. In particular he addressed how we, as motivated citizens, can put our convictions into practice and strategically pressure corporations and our government to change their energy priorities.
His talk was followed by a panel discussion featuring three participants who demonstrated loocal actions that reduce energy consumption and support sustainability. The panelists were:
Prior to the lecture and panel discussion, a Sustainability Expo featured displays from