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Western Washington University Environmental Speaker Series

December 1, 4:30 pm PST

For decades, communities have relied on Federal and State laws to ensure protection of a clean environment. And for decades, while achieving some important successes in environmental protection, overall the health of our environment for present and future generations has continued to degrade from a growing number of sources. The truth is, our laws are designed to accommodate pollution as much as, perhaps even more than, to prevent it. As a result people feel powerless when it comes to preserving the quality of their water, air, public parks, and natural spaces. But there is a solution for achieving better, and much needed, protection of our environment: bypass the laws and turn to the ultimate authority—our state and federal constitutions.

This talk will seek to discuss and inspire a new tool for environmental preservation, one that will provide a new way of thinking about, and pursuing, environmental protection from a policy as well as a legal perspective.

This talk will have a special introduction by Representative Debra Lekanoff, representing the 40th legislative district of Washington state and lead sponsor of the Washington Green Amendment

Thursday, December 1, 2022 – 4:30 pm

Academic Instructional Center (West) room 204 (AW-204)
Western Washington University
259-333 21st St, Bellingham, WA 98225

The Environmental Speaker Series is hosted by the College of the Environment at Western Washington University.  The Series is free and open to the public.

More information can be found here:
https://cenv.wwu.edu/speaker-series/rhetoric-reality-green-amendments-new-path-environmental-protection

Details

Date:
December 1
Time:
4:30 pm PST