League of Women Voters to Highlight Climate Change at Fall Social

Sunday, October 4 at Elawa Farm 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Staff Report

Join The League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff for their Fall kick-off event at Elawa Farm.

Scheduled is a social hour with an appetizer buffet and wine, followed by a timely presentation about climate change.

There is renewed interest in the topic since the Pope’s recent encyclical and the upcoming U.N. Paris Climate Change Conference.

Elawa Farm, 1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest, strives for sustainability and provides the perfect background for the panel presentation ‘‘Environmental Stewardship in the Face of Climate Change.”

The presentation focuses on how science, religion and law form our public policy on climate change.

Three experts lead our panel presentation “Environmental Stewardship in the Face of Climate Change”: Seth Darling, Ph.D., Father John Pawlikowski, O.S.M., Ph. D., and David G. Mueller.

Seth Darling, Ph.D., is a scientist with Argonne National Laboratory and a Fellow at the University of Chicago. He has worked extensively in the area of climate disruption and has recently appeared in an interview on WGN in a special on climate change. He is co-author of the book “How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate.”

Father John Pawlikowski, O.S.M., Ph.D. is a Professor of Social Ethics and Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at Catholic Theological Union. He has served on the Ethics Working Group of the World Conservation Union, the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future, the Board of Directors for the Society of Christian Ethics and as principal theological consultant for the U.S. Catholic Bishop’s Statement on Energy.

David Mueller has practiced environmental law for over 30 years. Prior to joining Guscott Mueller Law in 2013, Mueller’s government and private practice experience included the USEPA, Illinois Attorney General-Environmental Control Division, Illinois Pollution Control Board, Partner and Head of the Environmental Law Department at a large Chicago law firm, and in-house counsel at CNH Global, a multinational manufacturing company, in which he developed and coordinated an international environmental compliance and sustainability program.

After the brief presentations there will be time for questions.

The League thanks The Fresh Market for their support and delicious contributions.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Men and women of all ages are welcome to join.

Due to space limitations please register on the League website www.LWV-LFLB.ORG

For more information visit www.LWV-LFLB.ORG or follow the league on Facebook.

 

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