[act-ma] Fwd: (Wed. 10/30) Lester Brown on Breaking New Ground at Cambridge Forum

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Mon Oct 28 09:01:45 PDT 2013

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> From: Cambridge Forum <camforum at earthlink.net>
> Subject: (Wed. 10/30) Lester Brown on Breaking New Ground at Cambridge Forum
> Date: October 28, 2013 10:59:46 AM EDT
> To: "gmoke at world.std.com" <gmoke at world.std.com>
> Reply-To: Cambridge Forum <director at cambridgeforum.org>
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> Release                                                                                                         October 22, 2013
> BREAKING N EW GROUND: Lester Brown at Cambridge Forum
> On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 7 p.m. Cambridge Forum hosts Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, a D.C. research organization, discussing his new book, Breaking New Ground: A Personal History.  Tim Weiskel moderates the conversation.
> Lester Brown, praised by E.O. Wilson as “one of the great environmentalists of our time,” built his understanding of environmental issues from the ground up, beginning with childhood experiences on his family’s farm.  In his just released memoir Breaking New Ground, he looks back over his fifty year career studying the Earth’s ecosystems and proposing solutions to looming environmental crises.  What paths did he follow to become the powerful and  respected voice for environmental issues that he is today?  Has he ever felt like a voice, lost in the crowd of our materialistic culture?  How has he blended data and science with moral conviction to speak convincingly on questions that take world leaders and ordinary citizens far outside of their comfort zones?
> Author of more than 20 major books alerting the public to possible environmental problems, Lester Brown is widely recognized as the nation’s leading environmental writer.  He is the founder of the Worldwatch and Earth Policy institutes to analyze global environmental issues and provide a vision and a road map for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy.   Brown has received numerous prizes,  including a MacArthur Fellowship, the U.N. Environment Prize, Japan’s Blue Planet Prize and twenty-five honorary degrees. In 2012 he was inducted into the Earth Hall of Fame in Kyoto.
> Tim Weiskel is Research Director of Cambridge Climate Research Associates; he currently teaches online courses on global climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice in the Sustainability and Environmental Management (SEM) program through Harvard's Extension School.  He is a member of Cambridge Forum’s Board. 
> The program is free and open to the public.   Cambridge Forum is recorded and edited for public radio broadcast. Edited podcasts are available at www.cambridgeforum.org.  Select forums can also be viewed in their entirety on YouTube.
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