Zoe Cardon works at the Ecosystems Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, she is also a member of Ecological Society of America, ESA an international organization of professional ecologists. Cardon joined us on Shades of Green Energy to talk with us about ESA and the work they do to promote Earth Stewardship. The Ecological Society of America was established in 1915 and they are coming to Austin for their 96th Annual Conference – these folks have been around for a long time!
So there are 2 things you may want to know about:
- The ESA Earth Stewardship: Opening Plenary is open to the public … Austin is invited! The panel will discuss the growing need for food, freshwater, energy and many other resources drawn from Earth’s life support systems … essentially Stewardship of this Earth. The event is Sunday, August 7th at the Austin Convention Center from 5 – 6:30 p.m. and it’s first come first serve … so get there early if you delight in nationally informative insight on ecology, Earth stewardship and environmental activism.
- Then next Thursday, August 11 ESA is hosting “Austin Night for Nature,” a live concert to benefit 20 environmental groups in Austin! And just look at the line up here! Music will be performed by local musicians Terri Hendrix, Carolyn Wonderland and Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys – that’s Thursday, August 11, 2011 at the Moody Theater on West Willie Nelson Blvd. The concert starts at 8:00 p.m., doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets available at Waterloo Records or online at www.acl-live.com. The show benefit such local groups as the American Youthworks Environmental Corps, Austin Parks Foundation, Bat Conservation International and the City of Austin, many of your friends and more!
This will be a busy week for ecologists, environmentalists and Austin activists … Hot weather but cool opportunities to get involved!