Press Release

February 13, 2001

Environmentally Sound & Voluntary Simplicity
Series Examine Social Issues in March

Imagine a world where energy resources are no longer in jeopardy, the air is pure and water is safe to drink, and global warming no longer poses a threat. While it may seem inconceivable, the actions of Tristaters today will help shape the very future of our planet. What should be done? What can be done? We owe it to our generation and future ones to find out. Two series, hosted by the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, examine these issues and how we can lead a simpler, yet more environmentally friendly life.

Environmentally Sound: Global Climate Change and Its Impact on the Tri-State Environment is a free lecture series about global climate change in the Tri-State area. Sponsored by the Library and the Tri-State Environmental Resource Center, it will kick off at the Main Library with Seth Dunn, Research Associate and climate/energy team co-leader with the Worldwatch Institute.

Voluntary Simplicity is an eight-week discussion group presented by The Cincinnati Earth Institute at EarthConnection, and will be held every Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. at the Northside Branch Library, 4219 Hamilton Avenue, beginning March 6.

Environmentally Sound

The Tri-State Environmental Resource Center (TERC) is a non-profit public service organization providing environmental data, news and information that is relevant to the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Tri-State region. TERC believes that environmental information should be gathered without bias, widely disseminated, easy and convenient to use, and presented clearly and objectively. The Center is partnering with the Main Library to provide better public access to books, pamphlets, periodicals, reports, scholarly research, media coverage, and audio and videocassettes that relate to the environment of the tri-state.

Environmentally Sound Program Schedule

Voluntary Simplicity--Topics of Discussion

Tuesdays, March 6-May 1, 7:00 p.m.
Northside Branch Library

Interpreter available upon request for the hearing impaired. Please call 513-369-6944 [TDD 513-369-6946] at least one week before program.

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