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Environmental Fellows Program Events

April 2014
Wed Apr 9

Richard Louv - The Nature-Rich Life

Add to Calendar7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Louv is a journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. His book THE NATURE PRINCIPLE: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder (2011) offers a new vision of the future, in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology.  He argues that this future, available to all of us right now, offers better psychological, physical and spiritual health for people of every age.  His 2005 book, LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, has been translated into 13 languages and published in 20 countries.  It has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature. Louv is co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network (www.childrenandnature.org), an organization helping build the movement to connect today’s children and future generations to the natural world.  Among his many awards is the Audubon Medal, presented to him in 2008 by the National Audubon Society. Prior recipients have included Rachel Carson, E. O. Wilson and President Jimmy Carter.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

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Location: Union Building Ballroom
Organization: Environmental Fellows
Organizer: Benedix, James H

Wed Apr 23

Environmental Fellows Speaker-Sandra Steingraber

Add to Calendar7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“The Whole Fracking Enchilada: Toward Meaningful Toxic Chemical Reform and a Rational Energy Policy”Dr. Steingraber is an internationally recognized authority on the links between the environment and cancer and human health.  Her many publications include three books: Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment, Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood, and Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis.  Called “a poet with a knife” by Sojourner magazine, Steingraber has received many honors for her work as a science writer.This presentation is free and open to the public.

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Location: Union Building Ballroom
Organization: Environmental Fellows
Organizer: Barker, Marcia Ellett