A Closer Look – our newest speaker, Rev. Mariama White-Hammond!

Happy Wednesday! This week, we are happy to introduce to you our newest speaker, community leader and environmental activist Rev. Mariama White-Hammond! Rev. Mariama White-Hammond has worked to bridge the racial divide with a unifying message about the importance of the environment and working together. She has helped build coalitions around youth empowerment, advocating for …Read More

A Closer Look: Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at Stockton, CA Mayor Michael Tubbs! Mayor Michael Tubbs was elected in 2012 as the youngest city council member in Stockton’s history, earning more than 60 percent of the citywide vote; and in 2016 became the youngest mayor in city history, and the youngest …Read More

A Closer Look: science journalist David Quammen

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at science writer David Quammen! David has written many books, including two that many consider to be the definitive book on that subject: The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, about the father of evolutionary thought Charles Darwin, and Spillover, about emerging viral diseases.  He has also …Read More

Take a Closer Look – Environmentalist Meg Lowman

Happy Wednesday!  You may have noticed that we’ve taken closer looks at our environmental speakers this April. This week, we’re taking a closer look at the woman they call “Canopy Meg” – Dr. Margaret Lowman. Nicknamed the “real-life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the treetops” by Wall Street Journal, Meg Lowman pioneered the …Read More

Take a Closer Look- Captain Paul Watson (Sea Shepherd Society)

Happy Wednesday! This week, , let’s take a look at Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson. With Paul’s international legal issues behind him, he has returned to the lecture circuit speak out for the world’s oceans. A few things to know about Paul:     -Founding member of Greenpeace, left when the organization rejected his call for …Read More

A Closer Look – Climate Scientist Michael Mann

Happy Wednesday!  This week, we’re taking a closer look at climate scientist Michael Mann. Dr. Mann is a climatologist and the head of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center. His work on the IPCC’s “Third Scientific Assessment Report” on climate change was cited as an important contribution to the IPCC and Al Gore winning the …Read More

A Closer Look At – Robert Bullard

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re taking a closer look at Dr. Robert Bullard, the ‘father of environmental justice’ How does one become so named? In the early 80’s, Dr. Bullard was researching the location of solid waste dumps in metropolitan Houston.  Dr. Bullard and his researchers found that African American neighborhoods in Houston were often …Read More

Take a Closer Look – Environmental Activist/Biologist Dr. Sandra Steingraber

Happy Wednesday! This week, as we close out Women’s History Month, and in anticipation of the upcoming Earth Day observance, we’re going to take a closer look at Sandra Steingraber. The Sierra Club declared that Dr. Steingraber was “the new Rachel Carson”. That’s quite a reputation to live up to! But because of her scholarship, …Read More