Thursday, February 10, 2011

FURTHER INFORMATION:       STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, KIM HOLLAND (626) 914-8701



Citrus College Green Team to Present Popular Teenage Environmental Activist
by Stacy Armstrong

Alec Loorz is leading a green revolution.  The 16-year-old founder of Kids vs. Global Warming has travelled the world spreading the word about climate change.  Now, he is bringing his message to Citrus College. 

The Citrus College Green Team has arranged for Loorz to speak in the Haugh Performing Arts Center on March 9, 2011.  The free event, which is open to the public, begins at 11 a.m. and will include live music and door prizes. 

“This amazing young leader has activated youth around the world,” said Kim Holland, director of workforce development and Green Team coordinator.  “We are thrilled to welcome Alec for this early Earth Day event.”

At the age of 12, Loorz founded his non-profit organization with the desire to educate young people about the science and solutions to global warming.  His hope was that this knowledge would inspire others to take action toward reducing dependence on fossil fuels and influencing lawmakers to make good decisions.

“Alec’s passion for promoting environmental sustainability is inspirational and commendable.  However, even more impressive is his desire to encourage other young people to speak up and let their voices be heard,” said Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president. “Part of Citrus College’s mission is to empower students and that is what Alec’s message is all about.  I encourage everyone to join us for this eye-opening presentation.”

The event at Citrus College will join a long list of lectures and keynote addresses Loorz has made in his young life.  Over the past four years, the young activist has given hundreds of presentations and has reached nearly a hundred thousand people.

“Alec Loorz is widely considered to be an expert on the subject of global warming.  It is an honor to have him speak at Citrus College, where we take the issues of sustainability and climate change very seriously,” said Dr. Patricia Rasmussen, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees.  “In recent years, the college has made great strides towards becoming a greener institution by introducing forward-thinking sustainability initiatives and developing new courses that will allow us to educate a green workforce.  This presentation is another example of Citrus College’s commitment to improving our environment.”

For more information about the Alec Loorz presentation at Citrus College or the Citrus College Green Team, visit or call (626) 914-8701.




FURTHER INFORMATION:        STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, KIM HOLLAND (626) 914-8701