Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. He was named one of Time Magazine's “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn 300 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe.
Mr. Kennedy serves as senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and president of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a clinical professor and supervising attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic, and counsel to Morgan & Morgan, a nationwide personal injury practice.
Our Environmental Destiny
Recently, Mr. Kennedy came to campus to speak at a memorial that paid homage to Professor Emeritus Heinz Meng of biology, a fixture at New Paltz for more than 50 years and the first licensed falconer in New York. As one of Meng’s apprentices and longtime friend, Kennedy noted the impact of his teaching and the importance of his pioneering work breeding peregrine falcons in captivity, which pulled them back from the brink of extinction during the latter half of the 20th century.
In this beautifully written speech, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. discusses the role that natural resources play in our work, our health, and our identity as Americans. A passionate environmental speaker, he reminds us that we have a responsibility to protect and preserve our planet for future generations. More than an advocate for the environment, Kennedy is an architect and agent of change. From solar energy to wind power and more, he shows how it is truly possible to become energy independent while making the world a better place.
Monday, March 13, 2017
SUNY New Paltz
Dessert reception and booksigning follow lecture. Advanced ticket purchase recommended.
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11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
February 20 – March 12, 2017 or one hour prior to the event in the Lecture Center lobby.
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