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Diane MacEachern launches 2006-’07 Women’s Center series: Women Changing the World

Diane MacEachern

SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Sept.11, 2006) – Tidewater Community College’s Women’s Center launches its 2006-‘07 lecture series, Women Changing the World, with an environmentalist author and successful businesswoman.

The Sept. 26 talk, Saving Our Planet, features Diane MacEachern, followed by a signing of her latest book, Beat High Gas Prices Now! The Fastest, Easiest Ways to Save $20-$50 Every Month on Gasoline.

TCC invites the public to the free talk, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 on TCC’s Norfolk Campus - Martin Building, fifth floor, room 2502. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Green Earth Society are co-sponsors of the talk.

MacEachern, founder and president of The World Women Want, LLC, believes women should use their marketplace clout to protect the environment. A best-selling author, entrepreneur and long-time conservationist, MacEachern’s 30-year career includes national TV and radio appearances, best-selling books, award-winning publications, successful environmental advocacy campaigns and a stint as communications director for the Sierra Club. As co-founder and president of Vanguard Communications, she developed campaigns on climate change, endangered species, land-use planning, air and water quality and wilderness protection for such groups as the Women’s Environment Development Organization, League of Women Voters, National Wildlife Federation, the Endangered Species Coalition, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and World Wildlife Fund. Her writings have appeared in Good Housekeeping, Reader’s Digest, Baltimore Sun, Christian Science Monitor, Country Living and the Washington Post, where she wrote a syndicated column for three years.

One of MacEachern’s well-known books is Save Our Planet: 750 Everyday Ways You Can Help Clean Up the Earth.



Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit