Title

From Earth Day to an environmental studies major in 40 short years

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

10-1-2010

Abstract

It actually took fewer than 40 years after the inaugural Earth Day in 1970 for Saint Ben's and Saint John's to launch an environmental studies major. This Friday Forum presents a true success story of interdisciplinary cooperation as it provides historical perspective of, and the practical applications resulting from, the Environmental Studies Major here at CSB/SJU. Speakers include Thom Woodward '70, from the SJU Alumni Office, a former news reporter who reported on Earth Day 1970 for the St. Cloud Times; farmer Carmen Fernholz '65, a sustainable agriculture expert from Madison, Minn.; and Dr. Jean Lavigne from the CSB/SJU Environmental Studies Department.

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