Standing Up For Science: Resistance, Persistence, Inspiration, and Innovation

Event Date: 

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Event Location: 

  • Bren 4016

Event Contact: 

Celia Alario


After a sucessful forum last March, the Environmental Studies is hosting a second forum titled Standing Up For Science: Resistance, Persistence, Inspiration, and Innovation in the New Political Landscape. Come join us for another lively, engaging and inspiring conversation, this time with Deborah Moore, Western States Senior Campaign Manager at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She’ll share her experiences around science, advocacy, careers, and action for creating the future we want. Bring your ideas and passion and be ready to listen, share, learn, participate and get fired up!

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David Pellow
Dehlsen Professor of
Environmental Studies

Special Guest:
Deborah Moore
Union of Concerned

Forum Moderator:
Sebastianne Kent
Environmental Studies
Major and Student Activist


About Deborah Moore:
Deborah Moore is the Western States Senior Campaign Manager at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She oversees UCS campaigns on climate, renewable energy, water, and clean vehicles in California, Oregon, and Washington.  She leads UCS’s outreach, engagement and advocacy efforts on the West Coast. She helped mobilize civil society to support California's new ambitious climate targets – the law SB 32 that was passed in 2016. Before coming to UCS, Deborah founded and directed the Green Schools Initiative to transform K-12 schools into community models of sustainability and promote environmental literacy. Prior to that, she was senior scientist at Environmental Defense Fund, where she advanced market-based energy and water policy and investment reforms, both in the U.S. and internationally, focused on protecting rivers and indigenous rights. She also serves on the board of International Rivers, working to protect rivers and the rights of communities who depend on them, and past Board member with Conservation Strategy Fund, using the power of conservation economics to protect nature and people. Both International Rivers and Conservation Strategy Fund were honored with MacArthur Awards for Creative and Effective Institutions. Deborah has an M.S. in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in physics from Reed College.