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Human and Environmental Sustainability Summit: Finding Common Ground

August 9, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for the first annual Human and Environmental Sustainability Summit at MDIBL, where distinguished leaders will focus on developing consensus and effective solutions to complex environmental problems.

12:30pm – 5:00pm: General Session, open to the public.
Speakers include a cross section of those already responsible for creating consensus on challenging issues.

  • Chris Mooney, New York Times bestselling author of The Republican War on Science and Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics and the Battle Over Global Warming
  • Rebecca Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard University; co-editor of Accelerating Energy Innovation: Insights from Multiple Sectors
  • Larry Langebrake, Director, Marine Technology Program at SRI International
  • Jane Disney, Director, MDIBL’s Community Health Laboratory; President, Frenchman Bay Partners

6:00 – 9:00pm Reception and Dinner featuring locally sourced cuisine – $120 per person

  • Sylvia Earle, reknowned oceanographer, aquanaut, author, and Time magazine’s first “Hero for the Planet” will present the Richard M. Hays Memorial Lecture entitled “Sustainable Seas: the Vision, the Reality.”

Register, view a detailed agenda, and purchase dinner tickets at mdibl.org/commonground or call 207.288.3147 for more info.


August 9, 2013
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Maren Auditorium, Mount Desert Island Bio Lab
159 Old Bar Harbor Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
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