April 12, 2010
Renowned Environmentalist John Cronin to Speak at Webster University
Renowned environmentalist and policy maker John Cronin will speak at Webster University on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 8 p.m. at the Community Music School, 535 Garden Ave. Cronin, described by People magazine as "equal parts detective, scientist, and public advocate," comes to the University as part of Environmental Week. This event is free and open to the public.
As the nation’s first river keeper, Cronin collected the evidence that brought to justice more than 100 illegal polluters and launched the creation of 140 keeper posts around the world. It was this work that earned him the honor of Time magazine’s Hero for the Planet. His unique background includes time as a congressional aide, commercial fisherman, college professor, and author. Because of his singular combination of policy savvy and hands-on experience, The Wall Street Journal called him, "A unique presence on America’s major waterways."
With a blend of policy expertise, first-hand experience, and story-telling, John Cronin’s listeners are treated to a premier environmental speaker who brings the clear message that the future of our planet and the future of our communities are inextricably tied. His unwavering belief in the capacity of an individual to make a difference is an inspiring message during difficult times. Human and nature have always struggled, he tells us but, if you want, you can change the world from your own backyard.
Environmental Week at Webster University is sponsored by Campus Activities. For more information you can contact Campus Activities at 314-246-7708, email email@example.com or our website at blogs.webster.edu/campusactivities.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is a worldwide institution committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of more than 100 campuses. Its 21,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. The University’s core values include excellence in teaching, joining theory and practice, small class sizes, and educating students to be lifelong independent learners, fully prepared to participate in an increasingly international society.
Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.