Climate Change 21 (CC21) - Choices for the 21st Century

(An Interactive Public Forum - Environmental Festival)

Poster Submission Guidelines

Climate Change 21 -- Choices for the 21st Century (CC21)
October 23 & 24, 2008

All undergraduate and graduate students from Maine’s colleges and
universities are invited to submit abstracts describing posters or
presentations they would like to display at CC21 in October 2008.
Details of the event are shown on the reverse of
this call.

There will be five categories of student work at CC21:

In each category there will be a cash prize of $500 and recognition
at the conference session during Day 2 for the best poster or
presentation. In addition there will be up to ten honorable mention
awards drawn from any of the five categories.

The competition judging team will be led by internationally-
recognized climate scientist Dr. Paul Mayewski, Director, Climate
Change Institute, The University of Maine. Honorary Judge and
awards presenter will be Scott Pelley of “60 Minutes” -- CBS

To register your poster or presentation, please send the following
by Tuesday, September 30 to Mark W. Anderson, Coordinator, Ecology &
Environmental Sciences Program, 5782 Winslow Hall, University of
Maine, Orono, Maine 04469-5782. Inquiries to:
mark.anderson AT

Email address:
Category submitted in:
Abstract: (no more than 100 words)

Climate Change 21 (CC21) - Choices for the 21st Century
An Interactive Public Forum - Environmental Festival

The University of Maine has an internationally recognized tradition
of climate change research that has contributed substantially to our
understanding of the global climate system. This research has also
enhanced our understanding of the impact of
climate change on ecosystems and humans, as well as the impact of
humans on the climate system.

Maine has a long tradition of environmental awareness and
environmental stewardship starting with visionaries like Rachel
Carson. This legacy has been sustained and enhanced by the
activities of the state’s government and Maine’s federal legislators.

The people of Maine and our economy are integrally tied to the rich
natural resources and beauty of the state. Maine citizens have
always displayed particular affection for the quality of life
afforded by the state’s natural qualities.

There is literally no debate within the scientific community that
the climate system is changing as a consequence of human activities
and that even more dramatic change is expected in the future.

CC21 will provide an opportunity for the public, students from
academic institutions across the state and beyond, policy makers,
and the private sector to experience first hand perspectives on:

Mark W. Anderson
Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program & School of Economics
305 Winslow Hall