February 19, 2019

The Making of an Environmentalist

Event Details

Date & Time

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Environmental Studies


Jundt Auditorium 110

Event Type & Tags

  • Academics
  • Sustainability

About This Event

How did a radical environmentalist and Earth First! Activist become the Executive Director of the Lands Council, Spokane’s most influential environmental group? The Lands Council's Mike Peterson will describe how he met Ed Abbey, David Brower, and other great environmentalists, took part in direct actions such as Redwood Summer, blockades, and tree sits, and how he has sustained the passion for four decades. He will talk about tactics ranging from Direct action and litigation to negotiation and collaboration.

This lecture is part of the Environmental Studies Lecture Series.