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Thursday, July 28, 2016

MSHS hosts Will Steger to speak on global warming

Eyewitness to Global Warming
Thursday October 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
McNeely Hall, University of St. Thomas
2060 Summit Ave, St Paul.
$20 MN State Horticulture Society members, $25 nonmembers
Pre-registration required: https://www.northerngardener.org/ Tel: 651-643-3601 or 800-676-6747

Will Steger, world renowned polar explorer, educator, photographer, writer and lecturer will present a retrospective of a life in the arctic regions of the world. He has logged thousands of miles of travel by dogsled and has become a voice calling for understanding and the preservation of the arctic. Join us for his vivid account of the changes that he’s witnessed firsthand, caused by global warming pollutants, in Arctic regions over four decades of polar exploration. Steger shares stunning photographs from his expeditions along with compelling data and satellite imagery to document the deterioration in the polar ice caps.

While the issue is critical, and the presentation is dramatic, Steger’s message is one of hope and empowerment. An understanding of our role in the causes and effects of global warming make this personal. But as Steger explains, solutions are readily available and by making economically and environmentally smart choices people can make a difference, and specifically what we as gardeners can do to have a positive impact.

This event is co-sponsored by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society and the University St. Thomas. Enrollment is limited, and pre-registration is required. Refunds will not be issued for nonattendance except by cancellation at least one week prior to the event.

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