January 29, 2008 :: No. 141
||A. Scott Hewitt, Cal State Fullerton professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will leave his last class of the day, Thursday, Jan. 31, and run approximately three miles to present a talk on “Building a Sustainable Future” at Fullerton College. The run is part of “Focus the Nation,” a nationwide teach-in geared to finding sustainable solutions to global warming.
||“I’m doing this to be consistent with the message of my talk . . . running instead of driving,” said Hewitt, who chairs the Cal State Fullerton Academic Senate’s Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee.
||Hewitt will address what colleges and universities can do to build a sustainable future, as well as what individuals can do, such as walking or bicycling, instead of driving. Hewitt’s list of suggestions is available online at: http://nsm.fullerton.edu.
||Hewitt’s last class of the day ends at 3:45 p.m. in Room 146 of Cal State Fullerton’s Dan Black Hall. His talk begins at 4:30 p.m. in FC’s Campus Theatre on Lemon Street.
||Dressed to run, rain or shine, Hewitt will exit through the west door of Dan Black Hall, turn north at the Nutwood Parking Structure, run between the Visual Arts and Performing Arts Center buildings, then head west across State College Boulevard on Dorothy Lane. He will turn right at Berkeley Avenue, then left at Lemon to reach Fullerton College.
Start point, end point and during talk; on CSUF campus near arts buildings; Dorothy Lane near Troy High School; curve at Dorothy and Longview; Berkeley, west of Hornet; Lemon, south of Berkeley. Click here for map at this link.
Hewitt was invited to speak at Fullerton College by W. Sean Chamberlin, who teaches geology there. “I heard about Scott’s ad-hoc committee on sustainability last semester. One of our goals with the teach-in is to move beyond the gloom and doom and begin a conversation on how we — as individuals, a campus and a
community — can create a sustainable, carbon-aware future. Scott’s work at CSUF offers a framework for action, a design . . . for putting in place procedures that lead to a more efficient, less impactful and less costly way of operating a college. Scott’s talk demonstrates that we — FC and CSUF — can learn from each other and, by working together, we can create a more hopeful and positive future for our students. The fact that he’s running to our campus is a marvelous example of someone who is ‘walking the talk’ or, perhaps, ‘running’ it is a better way to say it.”
Hewitt has taken students on hikes in wilderness areas to show them natural environments and has been cited by NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell, a Cal State Fullerton graduate, as one of her mentors. Details online at this link: http://campusapps.fullerton.edu/news/inside/2007/caldwell_voyage.html
A. Scott Hewitt, chemistry and biochemistry, 657-278-3689 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Russ L. Hudson, Public Affairs, 657-278-4007 or email@example.com