Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

04/09/2010 -- CCAC–South presents global warming discussion

Press Release

PITTSBURGH—Sharon Pillar, global warming outreach coordinator for western Pennsylvania with the environmental advocacy organization PennFuture, will discuss global warming both worldwide and locally at noon April 22 at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) South campus room A-308, 1750 Clairton Road (Route 885), West Mifflin.

Through the Cool Pennsylvania campaign, Ms. Pillar works with citizens, organizations, faith groups and businesses, educating and mobilizing people to support initiatives to slow global warming in Pennsylvania.

Pillar was one of 1,000 people trained directly by Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore through the Climate Initiative to present the slide show used in the Oscar-winning movie “An Inconvenient Truth.” She has spoken about global warming with more than 60 organizations in western Pennsylvania.

This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412.469.6243.

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About CCAC
The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 31,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 33,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.