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Earth Day Presentation Topics to Include Iceland Volcano, More


The recent volcano eruption in Iceland will be one topic of discussion as five Eastern Illinois University faculty members mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by speaking about the environment and its effect on humanity.

"Earth Day 2010: A Celebration of Our Home" will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in Room 3040 of EIU's Physical Science Building. Admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

Other topics will include overpopulation, sustainability and renewable energy, how a city can be sustainable, and co-existing with nature.

"We hope to raise a lot of questions," said event organizer Cameron Craig. "We hope to give people insight on what's happening now and what we can expect in the future."

The five speakers are members of the EIU Department of Geology/Geography faculty: Diane Burns, Michael Cornebise, Cameron Craig, Dave Viertel and John Stimac.