A presentation by biologist, author, and environmental activist Sandra Steingraber
Sandra Steingraber, PhD, is Distinguished Scholar in Residence in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences of Ithaca College. The recipient of several honorary degrees, she is the author of Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis (2011), Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood (2003), Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment (2nd edition 2010), a book of poetry (Post-Diagnosis, 1996), and numerous articles.
She has participated in many documentary film projects, most recently Groundswell Rising (2014), and scientific panels. As a cancer survivor, she brings a personal perspective to the fight against chemical pollution and toxic trespass. She advocates for the role of women in the realm of climate science and activism.
Her “Letters from the Chemung County Jail” are eloquent testimony to her civil disobedience in opposition to a proposed shale gas storage and distribution facility that threatens the economy and ecology of the largest of New York State’s famed Finger Lakes.
Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program, First Church Green Team, and other community organizations.
This is an Ecolympics event sponsored by the Office of Environmental Sustainability