FLORENCE – Caitlin Winans, the South Carolina National Issues Coordinator for the National Environmental Trust will be guest speaker Tuesday, March 14 at 3:35 p.m. in the McNair Science Building auditorium at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C.
The Pee Dee Group of the Sierra Club, The Green House Network, based in Portland, Ore., and the Francis Marion University biology department are sponsors of the free lecture, which is open to the public. Winans is responsible for leading the global warming educational campaign in South Carolina for the NET. She will address "Global Warming: Causes, Impacts and Solutions."
A major part of the global warming campaign is public education and awareness, focusing on college and high school populations. Winans’ trip to Florence is just before the 30th anniversary of Earth Day, set for April 22.
Winans graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. degree in political science. She has worked with various community organizations, including the Democratic Party, the League of Women Voters, the Chamber of Commerce and two community revitalization groups. Her community involvement led her into politics, and at the age of 24, she ran for city council. In June 1999, she began work with the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League.
The Green House Network is dedicated to public education about the dangers of global warming and the need for urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Sierra Club is dedicated to exploring, enjoying and protecting the wild places of the earth; to practicing and promoting the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; and to educating and enlisting humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.
For more information about the lecture, call Lisa Pike, FMU biology instructor at 843-661-1411.