Lester Brown,  President, Earth Policy Institute

Where:    Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA [directions to Cary Memorial Hall
When:      Sunday, February 24, 2008, 7:30 PM, Free

Lester Brown

Lester Brown, President of the Earth Policy Institute, will be giving a talk in Cary Hall, 1605 Mass., Ave., Lexington, on Sunday night, February 24. Mr. Brown, founder and President of Earth Policy Institute, has been described by the Washington Post as "one of the world's most influential thinkers" and as "the guru of the global environmental movement" by The Telegraph of Calcutta. He is the author of numerous books, including "Plan B 3.0, Mobilizing to Save Civilization", in which he outlines a survival strategy for our early twenty-first century civilization. The scale and complexity of the issues facing our fast-forward world have no precedent. Brown outlines an ambitious plan that includes cutting carbon emissions 80 percent by 2020, achievable with existing technologies. "Plan B 3.0" is a comprehensive plan for reversing the trends that are undermining civilization. Its four overriding goals are climate stabilization, population stabilization, poverty eradication, and the restoration of the earth's ecosystems Brown's principal research areas include food, population, water, climate change, and renewable energy. He is the recipient of scores of awards and honorary degrees. In 1974, he founded Worldwatch Institute, of which he was President for its first 26 years. The talk is sponsored by the Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition and begins at 7:30PM. Admission is free. Copies of "Plan B 3.0" will be available for sale and the author will stay to sign copies for audience members.

"Lester Brown is one of the pioneers and heroes of global environmentalism. His publications and those of this institute have been far ahead of the field in raising red flags concerning global change and providing vital, solidly researched information. They have also presented solutions for the new and dangerous environmental problems humanity has created for itself. If the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize had been extended to a third recipient, the logical candidate would have been Lester Brown. Maybe next time."     Edward O. Wilson O. Wilson

Opening remarks will be given by Kevin Knobloch, President, Union of concerned Scientists.

Lester Brown drew a gathering of 600 at Cary Hall
on Sunday, February 24, 2008

Left to right: Jay Kaufman, Ed Markey, Kevin Knobloch, Kerry Emanuel, and Lester Brown

Left to right: Kevin Knobloch, Ed Markey, Jay Kaufman, Susan Brown, Kay Tiffany, and Lester Brown