Past Event

Environmental Success Stories: Monterey Bay, California and Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico

Thu, Nov 4 2010 - 6:00pm

Environmental Success Stories: Monterey Bay, California and Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico

Stephen Palumbi, Director, Hopkins Marine Station; Senior Fellow, the Woods Institute for the Environment; Author, The Death and Life of Monterey Bay
Joel Reynolds, Director of Legal Affairs, Natural Resources Defense Council; Contributor, Conservation in the Internet Age
Jacob Scherr, Director of International Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council; Contributor, Conservation in the Internet Age

Come be inspired through the success stories of two environmental rescue efforts. Learn about a bay restored to health and a lagoon saved for birthing whales and local villages. Palumbi will reveal how a community mobilized and fought to rescue their once-beautiful Monterey Bay from ecological ruin. From Scherr and Reynolds, learn about one of the first uses of the Internet and electronic media to build global environmental support systems and help local villagers protect their lagoon from international corporate exploitation and destruction. Scherr and Reynolds were able to mobilize a global response to save Laguna San Ignacio.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $8 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Ann Clark
Also know: Photo by Flickr user mikebaird