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Environmental activist Paul Connett to present “Zero Waste: A Key Move Towards a Sustainable Society” on Monday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. in Buckley Center 163
Environmental activist Paul Connett will discuss his latest article “Zero Waste: A Key Move Towards a Sustainable Society,” at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 2 in Room 163 of the Buckley Center on the University of Portland campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
A chemistry professor at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., Connett is an internationally respected authority on waste management issues and sustainable living practices. He has co-authored six peer-reviewed articles on dioxin and numerous other articles on waste management. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader said of Connett, “He is the only person I know who can make waste interesting.”
Connett earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College and has been a member of the St. Lawrence faculty since 1983. His research interests include the interactions of metals with biological systems, buildup of dioxins in food chains, health risk assessment, the problems and dangers of incineration as a waste management method, alternatives to incineration, resource management for a sustainable society, and the toxicity of fluoride and the dangers of water fluoridation.
The lecture, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, the University of Portland’s Presidential Advisory Committee on Sustainability (PACOS), and Willamette University. For more information, contact Bill Barnes at (503) 943-7456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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