MEDIA ADVISORY: Schedule change for visit of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
Columbus, Ohio – H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, a long-time supporter of global environmental and sustainability issues, will visit The Ohio State University on Wednesday, Aug. 31, and present a lecture focusing on climate change, biodiversity and access to clean water at 3:30 p.m. at Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High Street.
Prior to the lecture, the prince will be available for media interviews from 2:30 to 2:50 p.m. in Ohio Stadium, at the bottom of the ramp to the field at gate 32. This availability replaces the one originally scheduled for after the lecture in Mershon Auditorium.
Prince Albert II is coming to the university to learn more about the university’s research and educational programming on sustainability matters. The prince is especially interested in sustainability efforts at Ohio Stadium because of plans to build a new sports stadium in Monaco in the near future, which he hopes will be a global model of sustainability.
Electric vehicle manufacturer Venturi Automobiles, sponsor of the Venturi Buckeye Bullet electric race car, is located in Monaco and is largely responsible for cultivating Prince Albert’s interest in Ohio State.
In 2006, Prince Albert II established the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, supporting sustainable and ethical projects that focus on climate change and developing renewable energies; combating the loss of biodiversity; and improving universal access to clean water and fighting desertification.