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Financing the Carbon-cutting Initiative Topic of Program at U of M, Crookston on Thursday, December 11, 2008; Presentation at 7 p.m. in Bede Ballroom
December 10, 2008

Contact: Chris Waltz, senior, U of M, Crookston, 651-815-1046 (, Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

Crookston, Minn. (December 10, 2008) –Since reducing our carbon footprint is so
Robert Chronowski
Robert Chronowski
important for the environment and our pocketbooks, a program focusing on the cost of the carbon cutting initiative will be held at the University of Minnesota, Crookston on Thursday, December 11, 2008.  Robert Chronowski, an energy expert with an extensive background in energy conservation and climate change, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Sargeant Student Center Bede Ballroom.

Chronowski most recently worked with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, United States Agency for International Development, Climate Change Capital Ltd of London, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank as a technical, business development advisor. He has served as a climate change impact advisor on major activities in the countries of China, India, Indonesia, Zambia, Tanzania, and many others.  In 2008, he worked in Chile, Liberia, and El Salvador on a number of energy-related projects, and in California for a private Emission Reduction buyer on a large dairy-based manure digestion and methane upgrade project under the California Climate Change initiative.

The program is sponsored by the Crookston Students for Sustainable Development, a group of students who are interested in supporting research and outreach on projects which promote sustainable development and thinking on the Crookston campus and in communities of northwest Minnesota.

For more information on the presentation, contact Chris Waltz, president of the Crookston Students for Sustainable Development by e-mail at

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