Brown Bag Seminar: Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way
Friday, April 10th 12:00-1:00 Free
Join journalist and author Bill Berry as he tells the inspiring story about average citizens who joined with scientists to wage one of the first and most important battles of the modern environmental era- seeking a national ban on DDT. Berry's presentation will focus on the importance of citizen activism as a voice for the environment. Featured activists will include Harold and Carla Kruse of Loganville and Joseph Hickey, the first person hired by Aldo Leopold in the Department of Wildlife Management at UW-Madison. "The case against DDT was in many ways built on Leopold's land ethic and served as a real-world test of its validity," says Berry.