Event: Lester Brown to Speak in Lexington, MA

Lester BrownPlan B, 3.0–Mobilizing to Save Civilization
Date: Sunday, February 24
Time:7:30 PM
Location: Cary Hall, 1605 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA
Speaker: Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute

Opening Remarks by Kevin Knobloch, President, Union of Concerned Scientists

Description:

An exciting opportunity to hear the world’s foremost environmental economist present his bold new plan to stop global warming and achieve world sustainability.

Lester Brown has been called “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” by the Washington Post.

In 1974, with support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Lester Brown founded the Worldwatch Institute, the first research institute devoted to the analysis of global environmental issues.

In May 2001, he founded the Earth Policy Institute to provide a vision and a road map for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy. In November 2001, he published Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth, which was hailed by E.O. Wilson as “an instant classic.”His most recent book is Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.

He is the recipient of many prizes and awards, including 23 honorary degrees, a MacArthur Fellowship, the 1987 United Nations’ Environment Prize, the 1989 World Wide Fund for Nature Gold Medal, and the 1994 Blue Planet Prize for his “exceptional contributions to solving global environmental problems.” More recently, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Italy, the Borgström Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, and appointed an honorary professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Admission is Free. Sponsored by the Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition.

Copies of “Plan B 3.0” will be available for sale and signing.

Related:
Plan B — How to Stop Global Warming [Audio Podcast]


Duration: 54min 43sec

Lester Brown visits Google headquarters to discuss his book, “Plan B 2.0” This event took place on January 11, 2006, as part of the Authors@Google series.