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INHS Seminar | Lessons from the Great Conservationists of the Past

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
INHS/PRI seminar co-sponsored by PEEC, NRES, SIB, Animal Science, Entomology, GEEB, iSEE, Student chapters of American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society
Location
Room 149, National Soybean Research Center Auditorium, 1101 West Peabody Drive, Urbana
Date
Feb 12, 2019   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Larry A. Nielsen, Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University
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These seem like stressful times for the environment.  The climate is changing, but the government doesn’t want to act.  Regulations on air and water purity are being rolled back.  Preserved areas are being trimmed, and even the Endangered Species Act is, well, endangered. But fear not!  Our world is better today than in the past, and it will be even better in the future.  How can I be so sure?  This seminar will tell the story of inspirational conservationists of the past—people like Rachel Carson, Chico Mendes, Billy Frank Jr. and Wangari Maathai.  If we act with their passion and persistence, we can achieve a sustainable and beautiful world! 

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