Students Bryce Bray and Siobhan Gibbons each learned this week that they won a Boren Fellowship, the first time that two students from the MA in International Environmental Policy program have ever been awarded a Boren in the same year.
Robert Bilott is one of the world’s finest environmental lawyers. With a combination of innovative litigation, scientific understanding, and extraordinary perseverance, he has achieved one of the most significant victories for environmental law and corporate accountability of this century. In a legal battle lasting 19 years, he represented 70,000 citizens whose drinking water had been contaminated with Perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA) by the chemical giant DuPont. This talk is part of the Hayward Social and Environmental Speaker Series, co-hosted by the Center for the Blue Economy.
The documentary “From Farms to Incubators,” tells the story of women entrepreneurs who are playing a significant role in the fast-growing industry known as AgTech in California’s Salinas Valley, Silicon Valley and beyond.
In this talk, Dr. Mark Spalding, founder and President of the Ocean Foundation, will discuss the Ocean Foundation’s International Ocean Acidification Initiative: building capacity to monitor, understand, and respond to ocean acidification.
It can seem impossible to discuss topics like climate change across the chasms of political viewpoint, culture, and class. Many climate change skeptics, however, share common values with environmental activists and scientists, but respectful communication is the key.
Ms. Margaret Gordon and environmental justice advocates from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area will discuss how they build community empowerment and help local residents achieve their own vision for healthy neighborhoods.
Middlebury Institute student Sam Blakesley traveled to Washington, D.C. recently as a member of the Surfrider Foundation California delegation, advocating to members of Congress against offshore-drilling and for more funding for ocean conservation.