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Conference to celebrate Earth Week and environmentalism, April 12-14

Michael Oppenheimer and David Wilcove will give the keynote address at the "Approaches to Environmentalism Conference" at 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, in McCosh 50. The conference will close with a tour of Terhune Orchards in Lawrence Township at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14.

The conference is organized in celebration of Earth Week. Speakers will address the way the term "environmentalism" can apply to a wide variety of people and professions.

Oppenheimer and Wilcove, both formerly of Environmental Defense, will discuss "Can a Scientist be an Activist . . . and Vice Versa?"

Events also include a dinner with artist-in-residence Lynne Cherry and a talk by Dean of Religious Life Thomas Breidenthal on Saturday. For a complete schedule, visit the conference Web site .

For more information, contact Lauren Siciliano at 986-8273, Helen Luban at 986-8226 or Rebecca Jones at 986-7812. This event is sponsored by Princeton Environmental Action and the Princeton Conservation Society.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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