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Greg Foy
Gregory Foy is an Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry at York College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Foy is a section councilor for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Section of the American Chemical Society (SEPSACS) and Education Night chair for SEPSACS. Dr. Foy and Dr. Keith Peterman have created a program sponsored by ACS that has provided a unique opportunity for eleven students from around the United States to attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 16th, 17th, and now 18th Conference of Parties (COP16, 17, and 18). Drs. Foy and Peterman share a climate change blog (Global Hot Topic) which is hosted by the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Dr. Foy’s current research compares international teaching strategies on global environmental issues including sustainability. He is also currently engaged in a project funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture investigating minimizing runoff of sediment and chemicals in the Codorus Creek Watershed. Several York College Chemical Industry Advisory Council (CIAC) member companies, which Dr. Foy founded, participate in the Codorus Watershed study.

Entries by Greg Foy

Momentum for Change 2014 Lighthouse Awards: Recognizing Innovative Solutions to Climate Change

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 8:54 AM

Shining a light on the tremendous success that has been growing over the last decade, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres opened the 2014 Lighthouse Awards celebration, while Latin rock star Charly Alberti served as Master of Ceremonies.

The message is that of hope...

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The Grades Are in!

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 7:37 AM

As professors we evaluate our students at the end of a term and assign grades to reflect their level of learning. The Climate Action Network Europe (CAN) and GermanWatch have compiled a list of "grades" for 58 countries that are responsible for 90%of global energy related emissions.

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Hope for the Future: How American Chemical Society Student Representatives Increase Climate Science Literacy

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 11:55 AM

Far too often in the United States it feels as if the issues surrounding Climate Change are being completely ignored. However, stepping into a symposium on "Global Stewardship through Increasing Climate Science Literacy" at the 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in San Francisco this past Tuesday...

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Ocean Acidification: The Climate Change Buffer, but Another Environmental Disaster in the Making

(2) Comments | Posted November 24, 2013 | 12:34 PM

After attending the talk "Ocean Acidification - The Other CO2 Problem" here at COP19 in Warsaw, it is quite clear that there is another significant issue concerning climate change. About one-quarter of the human-made CO2 emissions have been absorbed by oceans creating yet another environmental problem of global...

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Education and Action Starts at Home!

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 8:00 AM

Half way around the globe, in a foreign country in the Middle East, an eight hour time difference from our daily routine, American youth representing the American Chemical Society have started an educational process with their peers at home. The primary goal of this ACS sponsored project, is...

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UN Climate Change Youth Involvement: A Call to Action

(4) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 11:58 AM

It's a quiet day in Doha -- a contemporary, sandy, yet somewhat "glitzy" city on the Persian Gulf built from oil-derived wealth. Climate change negotiators are taking Sunday off following a long week of haggling behind closed doors, pressing their own national and regional interests, and stuck with seemingly intractable...

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UN Climate Conference in Qatar: A Historical Perspective

(2) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 5:43 PM

Our collective weather appears to be at a turning point, fueled by what some scientists are now calling climate disruption. Many of us either have personally suffered at the hands of unprecedented extreme weather events or know someone who has. We've borne witness to shocking images: record...

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