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Lecture: What to Do, How to Live—Personal Activism for a Threatened Planet

March 3 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Conservation activists Rick Ridgeway, Adam Werbach, and Scott Briscoe discuss ways in which individuals can contribute to saving the environment at this event, part of Sustainability Awareness Week. The speakers are part of Patagonia’s Worn Wear college tour, which also includes worn clothing repair and demonstrations and a lecture on Thursday night.

Rick Ridgeway is Patagonia’s vice president of Public Engagement. His magazine articles have appeared in National Geographic and he is the author of six books, including Seven Summits, The Shadow of Kilimanjaro, and Below Another Sky. National Geographic honored him with its “Lifetime Achievement in Adventure” award.

Adam Werbach, a lifelong environmental activist, is working to stop new efforts to gut the Paris Climate Accord, build the Dakota Access Pipeline, and destroy the Environmental Protection Agency. Werbach was elected president of the Sierra Club when he was 23 years old. As a student, he was a leader in the fight to create Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks.

Scott Briscoe has been involved in adventure sports and the outdoors for 27 years. He is a recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, and a member of the first African American team to climb Denali. Scott has worked with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) to share his Denali experience with over 15,000 youth of color throughout the country.

This event is part of  Sustainability Awareness Week. Click here for more information.

This event is free, however registration is required; CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  

Details

Date:
March 3
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Website:
http://fitnyc.edu/saw

Venue

Haft Theater
Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Organizer

Suzanne McGillicuddy, Sustainability Council
Phone:
212 217.3803
Email:
sustainability@fitnyc.edu
Website:
fitnyc.edu/sustainability