Image courtesy of Patrick Quinn
Focus the Nation (FTN)
is a national
to raise awareness about climate
change by using universities,
colleges, and high schools as
locales for awareness-raising events. More than 1000
institutions across the country are participating by holding
events during the week of January 27th, 2008, with Thursday, Jan. 31st, being national
“Focus the Nation Day.” For more information on the
national FTN campaign, see
College was the first Pennsylvania school to join FTN.
Ursinus College FTN
Ursinus College, acting out of concern for our world’s well
being, is taking an active role to cultivate awareness on the
topic of anthropogenic climate change by participating in Focus
the Nation. The overall warming of the globe has had, and will
continue to have, profound effects on both humankind and the
natural world to which we belong. Focus the Nation will provide
education, inspire individual responsibility, facilitate
discussion on climate change, and explore future policy options.
This conference will connect Ursinus with local communities and
regional policy makers, while other schools and groups do
likewise. Our participation continues the trend of leadership by
Ursinus College in progressive environmental initiatives while
strengthening the movement to preserve the Earth for future
Ursinus College Focus the Nation is a
collaborative effort of Ursinus students, faculty, and staff,
provided free to the community in the hopes of raising awareness
and inspiring positive change.
Ursinus Focus the Nation is made possible
by the generous support of Mrs. Betty Musser and the College’s
Budget and Arts & Lecture Committees.