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Environmental expert to speak on climate change

February 09, 2010

Guy Dauncey, an international author, speaker, organizer and consultant on sustainable energy, will give a free public lecture titled “The Challenge of Tackling the Global Warming Crisis” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Galvin Playhouse on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University.

Dauncey is the author of the award-winning “Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change,” and is a sought-after consultant specializing in green building and sustainable community development. He explains the issues of climate change at a basic level, and offers meaningful, effective solutions at the personal and professional level.

As founder and president of the BC Sustainable Energy Association in Canada, Dauncey also is author of 10 other titles, including solution-oriented books on cancer, terrorism and animal suffering. He is a board member of Prevent Cancer Now and publisher of EcoNews, a monthly newsletter.

He has been invited to ASU for several days as the John J. Rhodes Chair in Public Policy and American Institutions, teaching classes and meeting with faculty and students. His visit is sponsored by Barrett, the ASU Honors College.

Dauncey will meet with students at the Downtown Phoenix campus on Feb. 8 and will be at the Tempe campus Feb. 9, talking to students in the School of Sustainability. The following day he will speak to an honors college class in Tempe and have lunch with students who live in Sustainability House at Barrett.

Tickets are required for the free event and are available at the front desk of Barrett’s Sage North Hall, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Once all tickets have been distributed, names will be accepted for a list and held at the door. Free parking is available in the southeast corner lot at Mill and University. For more information call (480) 965-4033.

The Rhodes Chair celebrates the public service career and contributions to civic life of John J. Rhodes, a U.S. congressman whose career embodied personal integrity, fiscal responsibility, respect for persons and international farsightedness.