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Steven Taylor, UMFK Environmental Speaker to present on April 27

April 11, 2012




The University of Maine at Fort Kent welcomes Steven Taylor, program director for the Portland, Maine based Environmental Health Strategy Center (EHSC), to present on "How Safer Chemicals can Improve our Health and Rebuild our Economy" on Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room.

The presentation is part of the annual Environmental Studies Speaker Series on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Mr. Taylor is a long-time organizer and advocate with twenty years of experience in leadership development, campaign strategy, strategic planning, and organizing within the environmental, social justice, and labor movements.

He serves as the Strategy Center's campaign manager leading our environmental health campaign and coordinating the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine.

Taylor joined EHSC in January 2005. He previously coordinated national campaigns to hold the U.S. military accountable for the environmental and health damage caused by its activities.

Steven Taylor also has served as organizing director for the Maine People's Alliance, where he helped win reauthorization of Maine's Toxics Use Reduction Act, and worked as an organizer for SOCM (Save Our Cumberland Mountains) in Appalachia, for public employee unions in Georgia and Louisiana, and as a boycott organizer for the United Farm Workers.

The Environmental Studies Speaker Series at UMFK regularly brings speakers to campus. These presentations are open to the public and cover such topics as water quality, waste management, wind power, endangered species, forestry and marine science. The program is offered in collaboration with the UMFK Environmental Studies degree program.

For more information on the Environmental Studies Speaker Series, contact Dr. Steven Selva at (207) 834-7617.