Discussion: What Now? A Post Election Panel on Politics and the Environment

When & Where
Richard & Rhoda Goldman Theater in The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way in Berkeley, California
Berkeley, CA
November 15, 2012 - 7:00pm

A conversation with Assembly member Nancy Skinner, former EPA regional administrator and current CA Water Resources Control Board Member Felicia Marcus, Sierra Club’s Beyond Oil campaign director, Michael Marx, and Earth Island Journal editor Jason Mark, about the implications of the election results on our environment.

”Don’t expect politicians, even the good ones, to do your job for you. Politicians are like weather vanes. Our job is to make the wind blow.“ —David R. Brower, Earth Island Institute founder

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Read the current issue of the Earth Island Journal on-line. The Fall 2012 issue of our award-winning quarterly features series of articles about one of the worst environmental pollutants in the United States – money in politics.

About the panelists:

Nancy Skinner is a member of the California State Assembly representing District 14 which includes parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. She has been active in politics and environmental initiatives since her early days as a student at UC Berkeley, and is nationally recognized for her efforts in the fight against global warming.

Felicia Marcus, a former regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and Western Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, is a member of California's State Water Resources Control Board.

Michael Marx, Ph.D., is Director of the Beyond Oil Campaign for the Sierra Club U.S. Michael received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught organizational behavior in the business school. He was a management consultant for 10 years to Fortune 500 companies, but  left consulting to become an environmental activist and helped lead several campaigns to improve the practices of major corporation. Michael then coordinated the International Tar Sands Oil Campaign which involved over 50 groups working in the US, Europe and Canada.

Jason Mark, editor of Earth Island Journal and co-manager of Alemany Farm in San Francisco. Jason Mark is a writer-farmer with a deep background in environmental politics. In addition to his work as editor of the Earth Island Journal, he is a co-author of Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots and Insurrection: Citizen Challenges to Corporate Power.

Media Inquiries: Kevin Connelly at kevin at earthisland.org 510-859-9155.

About Earth Island Institute:

Earth Island Institute grows environmental leadership through education and activism. Our projects, publications, and initiatives support the biological and cultural diversity that sustain the environment. Earth Island was founded by environmental visionary, David Brower [1912-2000], in 1982. Today, we are the organizational home to a diverse network of more than 60 issue-focused environmental education and advocacy projects.

About the David Brower Centennial

The David Brower Centennial is a collaborative project of Earth Island Institute, Heyday, the Brower family, and friends formed to celebrate the centennial anniversary of David R. Brower’s birth on July 1, 1912 with publications, exhibitions, and educational programs throughout the Brower Centennial year of 2012-2013.