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30th Annual Salem Peace Lecture @ Salem, OR - Willamette University’s Hudson Hall
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sarah Myhre, PhD will deliver this year’s Salem Peace Lecture. Her topic will be: “Living, Loving, and Loathing on a Hot and Finite Planet: the Path Towards Climate Leadership.”

Dr. Myhre is a scientist, writer, and public scholar activist. She received her Bachelors in Science from Western Washington University and her doctorate from the University of California at Davis. She is the founder and Executive Director of Rowan Institute, and non-profit focused on climate science leadership. Dr. Myhre is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Science, and her work on climate change has led to her recognition as one of the 50 most influential women in Seattle.

Every year Salem’s Peace Lecture Committee presents a leading peace speaker to the Mid-Willamette community free of charge. At that time, a leading local peacemaker or peacemaking group is also honored with the Peacemaker of the Year Award. This year’s honoree will be Bill Hayden, whose long history of peace activism in Salem includes involvement with many local groups including the Peace Lecture Committee, the United Nations Association and the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

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Renewable Energy Summit: Moving Beyond Fracked Gas @ Boulder, CO - Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This summit will be an opportunity to learn about renewable energy solutions and how to support the just transition to 100% renewable energy in Colorado. We’ll hear from a panel of speakers, including former PSR Executive Director, Catherine Thomasson, MD, on opportunities to reduce energy consumption and transition to clean, renewable energy as rapidly as possible, with a focus on emerging alternative solutions to fracked gas usage in our homes and daily lives that can be implemented now widely and affordably. We will also learn about Boulder’s new Climate Mobilization Plan and how individuals and groups can best support our local transition to renewable energy.

The summit will include panel discussion, breakout sessions and case studies. Co-hosted by 350 Colorado’s Renewable Energy Committee, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, Climate Action Ministry, and PSR Colorado.

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United Nations Day Celebration @ Sacramento, CA - Curtis Hall, Sierra 2 Center
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The theme of this celebration, hosted by the Sacramento Chapter of the United Nations Association, is Our Planet, Our Future. The program will feature presentations by climate change experts concerning the steps that NGOs,  and state, local national governments must take to address a disaster in the making.

Speakers will include:

  • Mr. Troy Wolfe, Senior Director of Education Programs at the UN Foundation
  • Dr. Glenn Jaecks, Professor of Geology from American River College
  • Dr. Catherine Brinkley, UC Davis Professor of Human Ecology, Community and Regional Development

The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration and donations to the Sacramento Chapter of the United Nations Association are appreciated.

This event is co-sponsored by PSR/Sacramento.


Environmentalist of the Year Award Celebration @ Sacramento, CA
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Full details concerning the location and cost of the event as well as an online reservation form will be posted in the near future.

Hosted by the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS). PSR/Sacramento is a member organization of ECOS.

Making the Connection: Environmental Health Conference @ Madison, WI - Health Sciences Learning Center, UW Madison
Mar 6 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm


This annual conference co-sponsored by PSR Wisconsin provides an opportunity for scientists, researchers, healthcare professionals, environmental advocates and concerned citizens to network and make connections.

Featured speakers are Devon Payne-Struges DrPH and Pat Breysee, PhD.

CME/CE credit will be available.


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