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DATE: October 12, 2011 8:55:32 AM PDT
Western's Huxley College of the Environment to Host RE Sources' Bob Ferris Oct. 14

Contact: Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment at (360) 650-3520.

BELLINGHAM – Bob Ferris will present “The Role of RE Sources in Local Community Sustainability Issues” at Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at noon on Friday, Oct. 14, in Academic West room 304. 

Ferris will discuss several pressing and interrelated sustainability issues facing our communities today, and will profile RE Sources’ programs and their role in local communities.  He also will present opportunities for students to get involved directly with these pressing local sustainability issues.

Ferris is the executive director of RE Sources for Sustainable Communities.  He is a 20-year veteran in the environmental and sustainability communities, contributing seminal work in areas ranging from wolf restoration and agricultural policy to renewable energy and economic revitalization.  He has held senior CEO positions at Defenders of Wildlife, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the Center for a New American Dream.  He is an accomplished writer with numerous scientific and policy documents published, as well as dozens of opinion pieces in national and regional publications.  Ferris holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and Zoology from San Jose State University.

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

For more information, Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment at (360) 650-3520.

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 College unique. The College has earned international recognition for the quality of its programs.

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