Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Speak at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI
In an event sponsored by Carroll University Student Affairs, Carroll Student Senate and the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., president of the Waterkeeper Alliance, will give a lecture for Carroll’s Year of Water. Kennedy’s speech, “Our Environmental Destiny,” will be Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 6 p.m. in Shattuck Music Center, 218 N. East Ave., Waukesha. This event is free and open to the public.
Kennedy will discuss the role that natural resources play in our work, our health and our identity as Americans. A passionate environmental speaker, he reminds us that we have a responsibility to protect and preserve our planet for future generations. More than an advocate for the environment, Kennedy is an architect and agent of change. From solar energy to wind power and more, he shows how it is truly possible to become energy independent while making the world a better place.
In addition to his work with the Waterkeeper Alliance, Kennedy is senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council and chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper. He also is a clinical professor and supervising attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic. He has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands.
This event if part of Carroll’s yearlong exploration of WATER: the essential element of life on earth, an interdisciplinary-themed series that explores our relationships with water on personal, regional and global levels. During the 2011-2012 academic year, the Carroll community has been examining how water informs cultural, environmental, spiritual, economic and political issues. For more information, visit http://www.carrollu.edu/events/water.asp.