Sierra Club’s New Executive Director to Speak at UNC Asheville October 21
Tue, 10/12/2010 - 10:28am
Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, will discuss global environmental challenges at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall. Joining Brune will be Tom Peterson, from the NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, who will give an introductory talk on climate change.
The event is co-sponsored by two UNC Asheville student organizations, Active Students for a Healthy Environment and the student chapter of IEEE (formerly the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers), and by the Western North Carolina (WENOCA) Group of the Sierra Club.
This will be Brune's first appearance in Asheville since being named to his current post in January. Previously, he served as executive director of the Rainforest Action Network and earlier in his career served with Greenpeace. He is the author of “Coming Clean – Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal.”
Peterson is president of the United Nations' World Meteorological Organization's Commission for Climatology.
The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dave Erb, WENOCA chair, at 828.258.7659.