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More than 600 people attended a special presentation by the founder of Worldwatch Institute and current president of Earth Policy Institute. Lester Brown, called “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” by the Washington Post, spoke at Catawba College on “Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization,” based on his latest book. He noted that civilization is in trouble and called for reversing the trends that are undermining our future.
Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp and EDF staff member Miriam Horn delivered a rousing message of hope for the environment – and the economy – at Catawba College Thursday evening.
In the year and a half since the revised paperback version of their book, “Earth: The Sequel,” came out, Krupp told the 300 people gathered in Keppel Auditorium that the clean energy revolution – a multi-trillion-dollar market – predicted by their book is here and well under way.
“It's a revolution that has made our air cleaner,” he said, “and in doing so, it has made us healthier. It's a revolution that can create millions of American jobs. It's a revolution that can help free the country and lessen our dependence on imported oil.