Huxley Speaker Series 3/3: Tzeporah Berman on Environmental Campaigns

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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

Date: Friday, March 3, 2017 - 5:30pm

Location: Academic Instructional Center West 204

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Tzeporah Berman  will deliver her talk, “This Crazy Time: Living Our Environmental Challenge,” at 5:30 p.m. in Academic Instructional Center West 204 on the Western Washington University campus. During the presentation, Berman will discuss her new book of the same title, environmental activism, and current and past environmental campaigns, including natural resources and energy issues. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Tzeporah 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. Tzeporah was one of the experts in Leonardo Di Caprio's environmental documentary 11th Hour, was one of six Canadian nominees for the Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of British Columbia. 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. Her first book, This Crazy Time: Living Our Environmental Challenge was recently published by Knopf Canada.

The presentation will include a question-and-answer period. Anyone interested in the topic is encouraged to attend and participate. For more information, please contact WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment at (360) 650-2554

This talk is also the Keynote Address for this year’s Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers conference (being held at WWU and University of Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC).

NOTE: this presentation will be on FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd at 5:30 pm in AW-204.