Sustainability Café on October 17th explores Challenges to Arctic Wilderness Preservation

The Sustainability Café on Monday, October 17th will feature Michael Carey, speaking on “Saving Alaska's Wilderness: The Creation of the Arctic National Wildlife Range.”  Mr. Carey's appearance is part of the History Department's Perspectives on History Lecture series with Environmental Studies and Sciences as a co-sponsor. This Sustainability Café is also being held in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar. This talk will be held in Textor Hall Room 101 at 4:00PM (note room change from earlier post).

Michael Carey ‘67, an Ithaca College history grad, is a columnist for the Anchorage Daily News whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and many other major publications. In the 1950s and 1960s, conservationists, business leaders and political leaders - many of them Republicans - worked together to create one of America's great wilderness treasures, ANWR, in northeast Alaska. Today, the future of ANWR is fiercely debated as conservationists push for additional legislative protection from development - and the oil industry and their allies push for oil drilling. Carey has been a front-row witness to these ongoing debates. 

This event is free and open to the public. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marian Brown at 607-274-3787 or We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

“Teachable edibles” – local, organic and/or seasonal snacks – for the Fall 2011 Sustainability Café series are being sponsored by Ithaca College Dining Services whose motto is “Sustainability – Healthy – Fresh.” Please bring your reusable mug and fill up at the nearest drinking fountain or provide your own beverage of choice.

Drink in a new way to think in the Sustainability Café.

Originally published in Intercom: Sustainability Café on October 17th explores Challenges to Arctic Wilderness Preservation.