Talk: 'What to Do, How to Live: Personal Activism for a Threatened Planet'
March 8, 2017
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Student Union Ballroom
UMass Amherst Campus
After a day of #WornWear repairs, join us for an evening talk with Rick Ridgeway, Adam Werbach and Scott Briscoe. They’ll be discussing how we move forward in a world facing the environmental crisis – including why we need personal activism, the new paradigm for responsible business and how we make these movements inclusive of all people. They’ll end with thoughts on what will be the job landscape be in the future and how we can take this conversation forward.
Rick Ridgeway is Patagonia's Vice President of Public Engagement. His magazine articles have appeared in National Geographic and he is the author of six books, including Seven Summits, The Shadow of Kilimanjaro and Below Another Sky. National Geographic honored him with its "Lifetime Achievement in Adventure" award.
Adam Werbach, a lifelong environmental activist, is working to stop new efforts to gut the Paris Climate Accord, build the Dakota Access Pipeline, and destroy the Environmental Protection Agency. Werbach was elected President of the Sierra Club when he was 23 years old. As a student, he was a leader in the fight to create Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks.
Scott Briscoe has been involved in adventure sports and the outdoors for 27 years. He is a recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, and a member of the first African American team to climb Denali. Scott has worked with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) to share his Denali experience with over 15,000 youth of color throughout the country.