Innovation to Impact Speaker Series
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 4:30pm-6: 30pm | Gerlinger Alumni Lounge
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Ideas on Tap
Climate Action: Taking on the Government
Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk, now at Viking Braggot Co. on Willamette Street!
The Eugene-based Our Children’s Trust is addressing climate change through its groundbreaking lawsuit against the United States government. Join lead plaintiff Kelsey Juliana and the University of Oregon law professor Mary Wood for and exploration of the case and the possibilities it holds for our future.
Admission is free and food and beverages are available for purchase. Learn more at natural-history.uoregon.edu.
In celebration of Earth Day, the Department of History and Lane County History Museum are teaming up with the Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah for a special History Pub/Pints for Pisgah collaboration:
“Speaking for the River: A History of Citizen Involvement in Willamette River Protection” featuring Willamette River historian James Hillegas-Elting.
6:00–7:00 p.m., social and music by Meadow Rue
7:00–8:30 p.m., talk and Q&A
This event is a Pints for Pisgah Fundraiser for the Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah, to support their ongoing habitat and restoration work along the Willamette River.
A history of citizen involvement
This talk connects nationally-recognized river cleanup work in Portland, Oregon to the habitat and restoration conservation efforts of organizations along the mainstream and tributaries in overall river health. James Hillegas-Elting will discuss the history of citizen involvement in conversation of the Willamette River, with opening remarks by the Lane County History Museum.
In addition, the Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah will briefly discuss their 30 years of work protecting and enhancing native ecosystems, river and water quality, and compatible recreation of the great Mount Pisgah. Their efforts include restoring former landfills and gravel mines, replacing invasive plants with native plants, enhancing habitat for native species like western pond turtles and waterfowl, and improving trails throughout the park.
About the speaker
James V. Hillegas-Elting is an environmental historian from Portland with an extensive body of work on Willamette River conservation. His book, Speaking for the River: Confronting Pollution on the Willamette, 1920s–1970s, gives a historical analysis of the pollution of the Willamette River and contentions surrounding cleanup efforts.
This event is cosponsored by the UO Department of History, Lane County History Museum, and the Friends of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah.
KNIGHT CAMPUS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
The Knight Campus Distinguished Lecture is an annual event bringing nationally and internationally recognized science, technology, and engineering leaders to the University of Oregon community to give their perspective on the future of their fields.