LFCC to Hold Global Warming Educational Events on Both Campuses

For Immediate Release:
February 28, 2007

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will hold two global warming educational events in March. The events are free and open to the public.

On the Middletown Campus, the LFCC Scientific Society will be showing “An Inconvenient Truth” featuring former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. The documentary was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival and won the best-documentary feature Academy Award on Feb. 25, 2007. The film examines the impending global warming crisis and what can be done to address what Gore calls the “planetary emergency.” The film will be shown on Friday, March 16, 2007, at 7 p.m. in Room 140 on the Middletown Campus, located at 173 Skirmisher Lane in Middletown. A general discussion will follow the film.

On the Fauquier Campus, the Student Activities Office will present “The Climate Project,” a computer-based slide show, which became the basis of Gore’s documentary film “An Inconvenient Truth.” The slide show will be presented by Vinnie Lainson, a Warrenton resident who recently completed a training program led by Gore. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at 7 p.m. in the Loeb Center on the Fauquier Campus, located at 6480 College Street in Warrenton. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

Lainson was so moved after seeing “An Inconvenient Truth” that she applied to become a presenter of “The Climate Project.” Lainson completed training in January and learned about the issues surrounding global warming from Gore and a team of renowned scientists and environmental educators. Lainson is associate rector at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Manassas. In addition, Lainson teaches at George Washington University Medical Center and serves as a continuing education instructor for the Life Learning Institute in Prince William County.

“Vinnie Lainson is an outstanding example of the millions of Americans who have been energized by the call to action on the climate crisis,” Gore said. “We are so pleased that she has made a serious commitment to this challenge by coming to Nashville to become part of this unprecedented grassroots effort.”

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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