Middlebury

 

March 13, 2013

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Water, Trees, Life: A Global Perspective on Healing Our Hurting Planet

Roger Hoesterey, Director of Strategic Development, The Eden Projects

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

7:00 p.m., Robert A. Jones House

Powerful solutions lie at the nexus of conservation, faith, and social justice.

Roger Hoesterey will discuss current work by the Eden Reforestation Projects to reduce poverty in Ethiopia and Madagascar by employing indigenous people to replant degraded watersheds, and the moral calling from all the world's major religions to care for the planet.

The Eden Projects is dedicated to the pursuit of solutions to the problems behind environmental destruction that are major contributing causes to extreme poverty and oppression in impoverished nations.

As Senior Vice President and Division Director West, Roger also oversees The Trust for Public Land's conservation programs in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, California, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii and Alaska. During Roger's time at TPL, the states he directs have conserved over a half million acres of forest, watersheds, ranches, and park land.

An affiliated program of "The Politics of Freshwater: Access and Identity in a Changing Environment," presented by the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, March 14-16, 2013.