Environmental Health and Engineering Grand Rounds
"What Works and Does Not Work in Chesapeake Bay Cleanup: An Examination of Old School Environmentalism vs. Desperate Environmentalism Over the Last Half Century"
Friday, May 11, 2018 | Noon to 1:00 PM
Becton Dickinson Hall, W1020
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Author, "The Chesapeake in Focus: Transforming the Natural World"
Director of Communications, Environmental Integrity Project
Host, “The Environment in Focus” public radio program
Tom Pelton is an author and national award-winning environmental journalist, who hosts The Environment in Focus, a weekly perspective on the issues and people changing Maryland's natural world. The Environment in Focus, a public radio program sponsored by The Environmental Integrity Project, is a nonprofit organization "dedicated to holding polluters and governments accountable to protect public health," where Tom also works as Director of Communications. Tom was also a journalist for The Baltimore Sun, where he was twice named one of the best environmental reporters in America by the Society of Environmental Journalists.
There's a story behind every bend of the Chesapeake Bay's 11,684 miles of shoreline, in every abandoned coal mine in the Appalachian Mountains, in every exotic beetle menacing our forests and in every loophole snuck into pollution control laws in Annapolis.