Plan B, 3.0â€“Mobilizing to Save Civilization
Date: Sunday, February 24
Location: Cary Hall, 1605 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA
Speaker: Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute
Opening Remarks by Kevin Knobloch, President, Union of Concerned Scientists
An exciting opportunity to hear the worldâ€™s foremost environmental economist present his bold new plan to stop global warming and achieve world sustainability.
Lester Brown has been called â€œone of the worldâ€™s most influential thinkersâ€ by the Washington Post.
In 1974, with support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Lester Brown founded the Worldwatch Institute, the first research institute devoted to the analysis of global environmental issues.
In May 2001, he founded the Earth Policy Institute to provide a vision and a road map for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy. In November 2001, he published Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth, which was hailed by E.O. Wilson as â€œan instant classic.â€His most recent book is Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
He is the recipient of many prizes and awards, including 23 honorary degrees, a MacArthur Fellowship, the 1987 United Nationsâ€™ Environment Prize, the 1989 World Wide Fund for Nature Gold Medal, and the 1994 Blue Planet Prize for his â€œexceptional contributions to solving global environmental problems.â€ More recently, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Italy, the BorgstrÃ¶m Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, and appointed an honorary professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Admission is Free. Sponsored by the Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition.
Copies of â€œPlan B 3.0â€ will be available for sale and signing.
Millennium Campus Conference Career Expo
Date: April 20, 2008
The MCC Career Expo is designed as a venue for students to meet poverty conscious organizations and businesses who share a common goal in the everyday fight against poverty.
Hosted by the MITâ€™s Global Poverty Initiative, and co-sponsored by the intercollegiate network Millennium Campus Network, the conference has an expected attendance of over 700 guests, aiming to bring together students to (1) learn about global poverty; (2) connect to resources; (3) create and implement ideas for sustainable solutions for global poverty.
Expected to be in attendance:
Motivated students around greater Boston area, representing top universities such as Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Emerson College, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Tufts University, and Wellesley College.