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DATE: March 31, 2011 12:13:15 PM PDT
WWU to Host Environmentalists Max Wilbert and Dillon Thomson April 1

Contact: Patrick Buckley, Western Washington University associate professor of Environmental Studies, (360) 650-4773 or patrick.buckley@wwu.edu

BELLINGHAM – Max Wilbert and Dillon Thomson of Fertile Ground will speak on "Environmentalism for a New Century” as part of Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment speaker series at 3 p.m., Friday, April 1 at WWU’s Communications Facility room 125.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Wilbert and Thomson will discuss Fertile Ground’s cutting-edge strategies. Combining astute political analysis with cultural theory, environmental science and knowledge of historical social movements, their presentation lays a course for a new environmentalism. Fertile Ground is a local nonprofit which advocates for radical social organizing to reverse ecosystem collapse.

Both Wilbert and Thomson conduct extensive academic and personal research into climate change, species extinction, oceanic collapse and other environmental crises. They have shared their perspective in numerous outlets including classroom presentations, radio and television interviews, letters to the editor and community events.

The Huxley College of the Environment speaker series is held to bring together interested members of the WWU and Bellingham communities. Speakers address topics of contemporary environmental concern in the region and the world.

For more information contact Patrick Buckley, Western Washington University associate professor of Environmental Studies, (360) 650-4773 or patrick.buckley@wwu.edu.

WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment is one of the oldest environmental colleges in the nation and a recognized national leader in producing the next generation of environmental stewards. The College’s academic programs reflect a broad view of the physical, biological, social and cultural world.  This innovative and interdisciplinary approach makes Huxley unique. The College has earned international recognition for the quality of its programs.

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