The Stop Global Warming College Tour kicks off today April 9th at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. Over the next two weeks, singer-song writer Sheryl Crow and I (Laurie David) will visit ten universities across the Southeastern United States in a bio-diesel bus, urging students to join the movement to stop global warming.
History proves college students have the ability to be the driving force in large-scale social change and now -- more than ever -- is the time for students across the country to become global warming activists.
The tour will conclude on April 22nd, 2007 at the George Washington University Smith Center where special guests, including Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Carole King and Robert Kennedy Jr., will join us for a celebration of Earth Day. The following day, Sheryl Crow & I will deliver the clear, resounding message of millions of Americans - from those we meet on the road and those who have joined the virtual march - directly to the halls of Congress: Americans want immediate action to freeze and then reduce carbon emissions.
The tour schedule is as follows:
- Monday 4/9: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, McFarlin Auditorium, 8pm
- Tuesday 4/10: Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, Rudder Arena, 7:30pm
- Wednesday 4/11: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, LSU Union Theater, 7:30pm
- Thursday 4/12: Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, Republic New Orleans, 8pm
- Friday 4/13: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, Bartow Arena, 7:30pm
- Monday 4/16: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Stephen O'Connell Center, 7:30pm
- Tuesday 4/17: Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, Murphy Center, 7:30pm
- Wednesday 4/18: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Life Center Ballroom, 7:30pm
- Thursday 4/19: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Charlottesville Pavilion, 7:30pm
- Saturday 4/21: University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Cole Field House, 1pm
- Sunday 4/22: George Washington University, Washington, DC, The Smith Center, 4pm
We are proud to be partnering with MSN on a new site that uses rich media and in-depth information to extend the Stop Global Warming Virtual March to the MSN network of 465 million users. The site at stopglobalwarming.msn.com will provide daily coverage of the Stop Global Warming College Tour and posts from an embedded blogger and solutions that consumers can use to combat global warming. Tune in to Danielle Lurie's College Tour space on MSN. She's got a front row seat on the bus.
IN THE NEWS
Last Friday's stark UN panel report was the strongest assessment yet of the threat of global warming, predicting water shortages that could affect billions of people and a rise in ocean levels that could go on for centuries. According to the Los Angeles Times, scientists involved in the report have voiced concern that the analysis isn't strong enough.
In a sweeping 5-4 decision last week, the Supreme Court declared that the Clean Air Act gives the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to regulate global warming causing emissions from cars. In the wake of this historic Supreme Court ruling authorizing the EPA to take on global warming, we encourage all marchers to send a message to the EPA and Administrator Stephen Johnson urging them to do their job and join the movement to stop global warming.
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GO FOR THE GREEN
Check out the May "green issues" from both Vanity Fair and ELLE Magazine, on newsstands now. Vanity Fair features virtual marcher Leonardo DiCaprio and polar bear cub Knut. The second annual green issue of ELLE magazine, in addition to having great articles, is printed on post-consumer recycled paper. A huge accomplishment for a fashion magazine. We are grateful for their support of the issue and the Stop Global Warming College Tour.
Signing off from the road,