Middlebury

October 31, 2001

Contact:
Sarah Ray

802-443-5794

sray@middlebury.edu

Posted: October 31, 2001

MIDDLEBURY,
VT
- The National Wildlife Federation and the Center for
Environment and Population (CEP) will hold a town hall
meeting titled "Population and the Environment" Tuesday,
Nov. 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Middlebury College Kirk
Center on South Main Street (Route 30). Experts?including
environmentalist, author and Middlebury College Visiting
Scholar in Environmental Studies Bill McKibben?will give
presentations on the issues, and there will be an open
discussion followed by a reception. The town hall meeting is
free and open to the public.

The
following experts will participate in the event:

  • Paul
    Micou, vice chairman of the United States Committee for
    the United Nations Population Fund, will present the 2001
    United Nations Population Fund State of the World
    Population Report titled "Footprints and Milestones:
    Population and Environmental Change."
  • Bill
    McKibben, environmentalist and author of "The End of
    Nature," will offer his perspective on the issues, and
    present the American Association for the Advancement of
    Science's (AAAS) report, "AAAS Atlas of Population and
    Environment."
  • Nan
    Jenks-Jay, director of environmental affairs and planning
    at Middlebury College, will serve as moderator during the
    discussion.

"We're
excited that the two important publications that will be
released at this event are expected to shape national and
international dialogue on the relationship between human
population and the environment," said Jenks-Jay.

Following
the presentations, members of the public are invited to
participate in a discussion about the impact of population
on the environment in their communities, and to share ideas
on ways to achieve positive change at the local, national
and global levels.

A
limited supply of complimentary copies of the United Nations
report and the AAAS Atlas will be available. A reception
will follow the meeting.

Town
hall meeting on "Population and the Environment" Nov.
13/Page 2

For
more information, contact Julie Starr of the National
Wildlife Federation at jstarr@nwf.org
or 802-229-0650, or

visit the Web at http://www.nwf.org/population/populationreport.html

and http://www.cepnet.org.