April 17, 2008



Kim Woeste, United Campus Ministry, 657-2165
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


Chuck Tooley, director of MSU Billings Urban Institute, will lead presentation


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — A presentation and discussion about climate change will be held on the campus of Montana State University Billings to celebrate Earth Day next week.


Chuck Tooley, Director of the MSU Billings Urban Institute and former Billings mayor, will discuss the award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” at the Petro Theatre on Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by United Campus Ministry and students in the university’s Environmental Awareness Club, the slideshow and hour-long presentation is free and will be followed by a question and answer session.


The discussion is among other activities taking place at MSU Billings for Earth Day. The Environmental Awareness Club also will plant two oak trees at Peaks to Plains Park at the MSU Billings main campus that day at noon. 

The film about climate change is based on a book by former Vice President Al Gore and directed by Davis Guggenheim. Through Gore’s “The Climate Project,” Tooley became one of 1,000 officially trained lecturers who speak on the issue of global warming. While the documentary itself will not being shown, Tooley said he will discuss the film’s themes and assertions and the steps individuals can take to slow climate change.


For more information about the “An Inconvenient Truth” presentation, contact United Campus Ministry at 657-2165.