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April Eco Topics at the Addlestone

April 5, Thursday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Documentary Film: “THIRST” (2004)

Maybank Hall, Room 100

Co-Presenters: PROF. TIM CALLAHAN, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, and BRAD REED, President and CEO of Water Missions International (WMI). WMI is a local activist organization that provides clean water technologies for people in developing countries and disaster areas.

Every individual’s life and health is dependent upon having an adequate supply of clean water. Yet 2.6 billion people lack access to this basic resource, according to a 2006 U.N. report. While water shortage is reaching an epidemic global crisis, multi-national corporations are increasingly treating water as a commodity to be bought and sold. Is water a basic human right? Following the film, Prof. Tim Callahan will discuss the international politics and policies of water resources. The WMI representative will talk about the work of this Charleston-based organization in providing water treatment technology for developing regions around the world.

Thursday, April 12 6:00 p.m.

Presentation with Q & A

Admissions Auditorium, Robert Scott Small Building

Presenter: TERRY TAMMINEN, activist and author of Lives Per Gallon and Executive Director of Environment Now, will speak about environmental issues. Books will be available for signing. Sponsored by the College of Charleston Bookstore, Island Press and Addlestone Library.

Wednesday, April 18 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Podcast: “CHILL OUT: Campus Solutions to Global Warming” (podcast from National Wildlife Federation)

Addlestone Library, Room 227