Tzeporah Berman to discuss Environmental Activism March 3 at Western

Tzeporah Berman, strategic advisor to First Nations, environmental organizations and philanthropic foundations, will give an on-the-ground look into the environmental movement as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3 in Academic Instructional Center West 204 on the Western Washington University campus.

This talk is also the Keynote Address for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers. The presentation is free and open to the public.

In her Speaker Series talk titled “This Crazy Time: Living Our Environmental Challenge,” Berman will discuss her new book of the same title, environmental activism, and current and past environmental campaigns, including natural resources and energy issues.

Berman has been designing and winning environmental campaigns in Canada and internationally for 20 years. She currently works as a strategic advisor for dozens of environmental organizations, First Nations and philanthropic advisors on clean energy, oil sands and pipelines.  She has been co-director of Greenpeace International's Global Climate and Energy Program, executive director and co-founder of PowerUp Canada and co-founder and campaign director of ForestEthics. More recently Tzeporah helped to design Greenpeace International's Arctic campaign, the Volkswagen campaign in Europe and the Clean Our Cloud campaign that led to Apple and Facebook becoming international leaders in using renewable energy for their data centers.

The presentation will include a question-and-answer period. Anyone interested in the topic is encouraged to attend and participate.

The Huxley College Speaker Series, sponsored by Western’s Huxley College of the Environment, is intended to bring together environmentally-minded members of the WWU and Bellingham communities. Speakers address topics of contemporary environmental concern in the region and the world.

WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment is one of the oldest environmental colleges in the nation and a recognized leader in producing the next generation of environmental professionals and stewards. Huxley’s distinctive, interdisciplinary curriculum reflects a broad view of the physical, biological, social, and cultural world, and has earned international recognition for quality.

For more information, please contact WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment at (360) 650-2949 or visit the website: https://huxley.wwu.edu/huxley-college-speaker-series.

 

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 9:51am