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Lester Brown, Sustainability Expert To Speak Feb. 5

UC Riverside and Universalist Unitarian Church Host Earth Policy Institute Founder

Renowned environmental analyst and author, Lester Brown, will speak on major sustainability issues Feb. 5.

(January 29, 2008)

Renowned environmental analyst and author Lester Brown.Enlarge

Renowned environmental analyst and author Lester Brown.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — UC Riverside and the Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside are hosting Lester Brown, author on global environmental concerns and founder of Earth Policy Institute, Tuesday, Feb 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church located at the corner of Mission Inn Ave and Lemon Street in downtown Riverside.

Brown’s topic will focus on major sustainability issues raised in his recent book, Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing To Save Civilization, which outlines goals to stabilize climate, stabilize population, eradicate poverty and restore damaged ecosystems. A question and answer session will follow the lecture as well as a book signing.

Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for the free lecture and seating is on a first-come basis. Donations to cover costs and support other such public service programs will be appreciated. Co-sponsoring the event is UCR’s Environmental Health and Safety department.

“What better way to spend Super Tuesday than listening to someone who knows the issues the candidates should be talking about,” said Dave Mowry, member of the Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside’s Green Sanctuary Committee. “Lester Brown is between a talk at the World Affairs Council in Los Angeles and one in San Francisco. We are extremely fortunate to get him here in Riverside and grateful for UC Riverside’s support.”

Brown has written more than 20 books, received 40 honorary degrees and is a MacArthur Fellowship recipient.

The event will be Web cast and archived by the Green Institute for Village Empowerment (GIVE) at

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