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The World We Create: Our Role in Confronting Climate Change
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PMFree
2016 Jane and Whitney Harris Lecture
Missouri Botanical Garden Shoenberg Auditorium, 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 + Google Map
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration is required. To RSVP call 314-516-4246, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured Speaker: Frances Beinecke, McCluskey Fellow, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Senior Fellow, Natural Resources Defense Council and past president NRDC, 2006 – 2015
Under Ms. Beinecke’s leadership, the Natural Resources Defense Council focused on finding solutions to some of the biggest environmental challenges of our time, including establishing a clean energy future that curbs climate change, reviving the world’s oceans, defending endangered wildlife and wild places, protecting our health by preventing pollution, fostering sustainable communities, and ensuring safe and sufficient water.
In 2010, Ms. Beinecke was appointed by President Obama to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. She has been a member the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board (SEAB) under both Secretary Chu and Moniz; the Advisory Board of the MIT Energy Initiative, and sits on the boards of the NRDC Action Fund, World Resources Institute (WRI), Climate Central and Client Earth.
The World We Create is a special partnership presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis, Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, University of Missouri – St. Louis, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Saint Louis Zoo.