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Two alumni are among the six environmental experts who will give talks next week for Lafayette’s annual celebration of Earth Week.

Free and open to the public, the events are sponsored by the Lafayette Environmental Awareness and Protection, Lafayette Activities Forum, and the local chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Lunch will be provided free of charge at three noon talks.

“The purpose of the week is to explore the many ways that people on campus can study and interact with the environment,” says LEAP officer Catriona Mhairi Duncanson, a junior A.B. engineering major from Basking Ridge, N.J. “With more exposure and activities, I hope that Lafayette students will realize that they share responsibility for the environment, recycling, and welfare of the campusI want students to become activists!”

John Griffith will open the week with a talk on “Protecting Forests from Development” noon Monday in Marlo Room East of the Farinon College Center.

Charles Elliot ’75 will speak on his opposition to incineration as a waste management method noon Tuesday in Limburg Theater of the Farinon College Center.

Ronald Mordosky of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will speak on “Poor Air Quality in the Lehigh Valley” noon Wednesday in Limburg Theater.

Joseph Riebman will share his views on the benefits of incineration 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall.

Jill Lowe ’83 of the Environmental Protection Agency will provide an update on EPA Superfund sites noon Thursday in Limburg Theater.

Peter Kostmayer, former Democratic U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania and president of Zero Population Growth, will talk about “Global Population Control” noon Friday at Limburg Theater.

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