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Green Expo Today at CSUSB Palm Desert

Researchers and students gather to learn more about sustainability and green business practices.

Hundreds of local students are expected to attend Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert's third annual Environmental and Sustainability Expo today.

The event will feature award-winning science fair and environmental club
projects from students from all three Coachella Valley school districts and
local private schools. Cal State San Bernardino faculty will demonstrate recent
research on environmental science, and representatives from local green
businesses will be available to speak with students about working in related
fields, campus spokesman Mike Singer said.

The expo brings together middle, high school and college students,
university researchers and Coachella Valley green industry leaders to
"celebrate and learn more about environmental science, sustainability and
local and global green projects in a way that emphasizes the importance of
environmental sustainability in the Coachella Valley,'' Singer said.

Students from the Palm Springs Unified School District will screen their
environment-related digital films. At 8 a.m., green consulting company
EcoMotion will place a 37-foot balloon on the grassy area in the middle of
campus to represent what a ton of carbon dioxide looks like. At 11 a.m., Rachel
Kornak, program development manager at the University of Redlands' Redlands
Institute, will give a presentation, "Mapping Your Impact -- The Cost of Being
Green.''

The Environmental and Sustainability Expo is sponsored by the campus's
Palm Springs Institute for Environmental Sustainability.

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