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Chancellor Johnson to give Senate testimony on eliminating UMM's carbon footprint

Posted by Judy Riley on Wednesday, Apr. 2, 2008

Event Date/Time: Thursday, Apr. 3, 2008 9:00 am
Location: Washington, D.C.


University of Minnesota, Morris Chancellor Jacquie Johnson will be one of three university leaders nationwide to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, who is a member of this committee, invited Johnson to testify on Thursday, April 3, during the Senate committee hearing on "Examining Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions at U.S. Colleges and Universities." Klobuchar visited Morris in January to tour facilities at UMM, the West Central Research and Outreach Center and the USDA Soils Lab.

The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. CDT in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The testimony will be Web cast at U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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Chancellor Johnson's remarks will highlight UMM's efforts to eliminate the campusí carbon footprint by 2010. Her testimony will draw from the intellectual energies of UMMís students, faculty and staff in telling the UMM story at the national level and articulating how we are achieving national distinction for a rigorous public liberal arts mission.

Yale University President Richard Levin and University of California, Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau will also testify.