URI students showcase global warming information with melting ice blocks, educational displays Jan. 30

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WHO: University of Rhode Island student organizations – Student Action for Sustainability, the URI Wildlife Society and URI Recycles – along with faculty, staff and other students.

WHAT: The students will be stationed at 4-foot-tall, 300-pound blocks of melting ice – symbolizing a warming planet — with educational displays about climate change, discussing the issues related to global warming with passersby. The event is designed to raise awareness for Focus the Nation, the national global warming teach-in taking place at 1,600 college campuses around the country the following day.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Two locations – the URI Memorial Union, 50 Lower College Rd., and Hope Dining Hall, Butterfield Rd., both on the URI Kingston campus.

CONTACT: For additional information contact Todd McLeish in the URI Department of Communications & Marketing at 401-874-7892 or tmcleish@uri.edu.