Monday, May 6, 2013

Washington Park's Peter Seligmann to speak

'We are all connected!'

The connection between "the health of Puget Sound, our planet, and people" will be the subject of a upcoming lecture by noted conservation activist, Peter Seligmann, founder and CEO of Conservation International. The Seattle Aquarium will be the location for this education evening, May 16, beginning with a reception at 6:30, followed by the program at 7:30 pm.

Seligmann, whose work with Conservation International spans the globe, is an advocate for creating an environmentally healthy world that provides economic opportunities and security for everyone. He believes that vision can become a reality if industry, government, religious leaders, the educational community, and local people, including indigenous communities, all work together. Conservation International initiatives include biodiversity, climate, health and food.

For a fuller description of Seligmann's approach to conversation, check out this Seattle Times article or this interview from the New York Times.  Information on how to get tickets for the Seattle Aquarium program is available at the website of the evening's sponsor, the Seattle Garden Club.  Washington Park residents Ted and Iris Wagner are the underwriters of this lecture.

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