POST's Lecture Series Celebrates 15 Years of Exploring Land, Nature and Conservation
March 14, 2008
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) opens its 15th Annual Wallace Stegner Lecture Series with environmentalist and author Bill McKibben. McKibben, a former staff writer for The New Yorker, writes about global warming, alternative energy and the risks associated with human genetic engineering. His book Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, makes the compelling case for moving beyond “growth” as the paramount economic ideal and pursuing prosperity in a more local direction. Our purchases need not be at odds with the things we truly value, McKibben argues, and the more we nurture the essential humanity of our economy, the more we will recapture our own.
Bill McKibben’s lecture will be held at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts on March 20 at 8:00 p.m., and will be followed by a question-and-answer session and book-signing reception.
McKibben’s lecture is the first in a three-part series presented by POST in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and conservationist Wallace Stegner. The series is dedicated to exploring important issues involving land, nature and conservation. It features writers, artists and thinkers who help shape current ideas about our natural environment.
The 15th Annual Wallace Stegner Lecture Series also includes N. Scott Momaday—Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, poet, playwright, painter, storyteller and professor of English and American literature—on April 29. The final lecture on May 20 is actress and writer Kaiulani Lee, who will perform her play based on the life and works of pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson.
For fifteen consecutive years Ambassador Bill and Mrs. Jean Lane have sponsored the lecture series. POST thanks Bill and Jean for their dedication and support. This year’s generous sponsors also include the San Jose Mercury News; Mike and Martha Kahn; Matteoni, O’Laughlin & Hechtman; and Sand Hill Advisors.
For more information on the Wallace Stegner Lecture Series or to purchase a subscription, please contact POST at (650) 854-7696. Single tickets for Bill McKibben, N. Scott Momaday and Kaiulani Lee are $22 and can be ordered through the box office at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts at (650) 903-6000.