Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

Weekly Roundup: Kyle Thiermann, Susan Douglas, Dr. Steven Strogatz

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Here’s the latest news from some of our inspiring speakers:

 

Check out this video from The Inertia in which pro surfer Kyle Thiermann “redefines cool” by pursuing his passion for the environment.  Truly an inspiration!

 

Then head on over to inthesetimes.com where Susan Douglas shares her thoughts on Josh Gamson’s “deeply moving and smart new book,” Modern Families: Stories of Extraordinary Journeys to Kinship and inspires us to acknowledge the diverse ways to share and celebrate love.

 

Finally, congratulations are in order for Dr. Steven Strogatz, winner of the 64th annual Joseph Priestly award, presented by Dickinson College to a “distinguished scientist whose work has contributed to the welfare of humanity.” Read about this great honor here. Thank you for all your amazing work Dr. Strogatz!

 

That’s all for this week! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


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Weekly Roundup: Dr. Robert Bullard, Ted Conover, Spencer Overton

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Hope everyone is having a great week! Check out the latest news from a few of our awesome change-makers:

 

Big congratulations this week to the Father of Environmental Justice, Dr. Robert Bullard – winner of not one but TWO awards: The American Bar Association Award for Excellence in Environment, Energy, and Resources Stewardship, and the Iowa State University Alumni Association, Alumni Merit Award. Thank you so much for all your great work!

 

Check out Ted Conover’s investigation into the “vanishing breed of the country vet” in which he explores how changes in agriculture have changed everything for the country veterinarian business, and the importance of keeping it alive.

 

As we gear up for the next presidential election, President of The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Spencer Overton celebrates all his hard work to build “a stable foundation, a growing and committed team and a bright future” for the center. Read about what he has to say in this article from The Louisiana Weekly!

 

That’s all for now, folks! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


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Trending Now: Sandra Steingraber, Rinku Sen, Lilly Ledbetter

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Check out the latest headlines from some of our speakers in the news:

 

Sandra Steingraber has taken an amazing journey to crusade for the environment, leading to a ban on fracking in New York. Read about her accomplishments as she prepared to discuss her life’s work on toxic chemicals at a gala for the wildlife protection organization WildEarth Guardians in Santa Fe on Friday.

 

Colorado State University held its 15th annual Diversity Symposium last Thursday, hosting Rinku Sen as the keynote speaker. She “focused on strategic framework for advancing racial justice by discussing emotional skills, equity, equality and intent vs. impact.” Check out what collegian.com had to say about her encouraging speech and conversation.

 

Huge congratulations to Lilly Ledbetter, who was just awarded one of AL.com’s 2015 Women Who Shape the State for her tremendous contribution to women’s equality! Tickets for the celebratory awards luncheon on Thursday, November 5th may be purchased here.

 

That’s it for the week! Gear up for fall and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


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Trending Now: Spencer Overton, Michael Tubbs, Jeffrey Simon

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Ready for some spectacular news?! Political aficionado, Spencer Overton, has recently been appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African-Americans.

 

A round of applause to the devote community organizer of Stockton, California and muse of documentary True SonMichael Tubbs, who has been accepted into Stanford’s Design School Fellowship. Check out the talk he had with Google about the documentary based off of his life and accomplishments, True Son

 

Terrorism expert, Jeffrey Simon, has been featured on CNN as a guest speaker upon the subject matter of female terrorists rapidly rising throughout the nation.

 

Congrats to the fascinating author of A Cup of Water Under my BedDaisy Hernández, on receiving a phenomenal review from Booklist and writer Diego Báez. Read the excerpt of this bang-up review on her website. 

 

Join Enrique Morones and his organization Border Angels, on August 21st, as they visit Holtville Cemetery— “a location of where 700 unidentified migrants are buried.” It is an educational and communal experience.

 

What an eventful week! Sandra Steingraber, advocate for anti-fracking, has extensively updated her website. Novel updates include sections on fracking and civil disobedience as well as current event listings about upcoming public appearances.

 

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Don’t forget to like her book’s page Raising Elijah on Facebook  for constant updates on her fight against fracking.

 

Join Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder on his latest adventure:

 

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