Spring of Sustainability

Vanishing Species Week

Join us for any portion of our weeklong series Saving Vanishing Species.

0hia-hawaii-rainforestWe start on Monday, May 12th with a 30,000 foot overview of why species are vanishing, what groups are doing to save them and what you can do to help. Join conservation heavy hitters such as Brock Evans, President of the Endangered Species Coalition and author of the new book, Fight & Win: Brock Evans’s Strategies for the New Eco-Warrior, Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and Don Barry, Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs at Defenders of Wildlife. Leda Huta, Director of the Endangered Species Coalition, will moderate this extraordinary panel.


Monarch-on-butterfly-weed-RTuesday’s focus will be on Vanishing Pollinators. (Download) We’ll discuss why pollinators are important, why they are vanishing, what socio-economic impacts their loss will have on the nation and the world, and what folks are doing to bring them back from the brink of extinction.
Moderator: Susan Holmes, Endangered Species Coalition board of directors, Wildlands Network

Scott Hoffman Black, Xerces Society
Dr. Jennifer Sass, Natural Resources Defense Council
Dr. Josephine Johnson, Pollinator Partnership
Paul Kaiser, Singing Frogs Farm

Sea ice Eric Regehr FWS 325wWednesday we’ll be discussing Vanishing Species in a Warming World. (Download) We’ll talk about the impact climate change is having on species, what that means for humans, how we can slow down this warming trend, and how we can help species adapt.
Moderator: Julia Philphott, Endangered Species Coalition board of directors, Hitachi Ltd

John Kostyack, National Wildlife Federation
Marjorie Mulhall, Earthjustice
Laurie Macdonald, Defenders of Wildlife, Endangered Species Coalition board of directors

bluefintunaVanishing Ocean Species is the highlight for Thursday’s panel. (Download) Our oceans are home to hundreds of fish, marine mammals, corals, plants, and other threatened and endangered species. We’ll discuss what is harming our ocean species and what can be done to turn the tide.
Moderator: Major General Michael Lehnert (ret), Endangered Species Coalition board of directors

Sara Young, Oceana
Lee Crocket, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Nora Pouillon, Restaurant Nora

bowhead_2We will wrap up on Friday, Endangered Species Day, May 16th, fittingly with our panel on Why We Have Hope. (Download) Panelist will discuss several case studies of species, once on the brink, and will tell the story of their remarkable recoveries. We will also take a look ahead to talk about what opportunities exist for all of us to engage in species recovery.
Moderator:Leda Huta, Endangered Species Coalition


Kieran Suckling, Center for Biological Diversity
Gilly Lyons, Policy Director of Save Our Wild Salmon

loraxThe week will culminate on the evening of Endangered Species Day, Friday, May 16 at 5:30 PT/8:30 ET with actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. reading Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax for the children and the young at heart. (Download)


Phone Instructions:
The dial-in number and PIN for all of the Spring of Sustainability live sessions is below:

Call in number: +1-530-216-4294 (click here for other access numbers and methods)

The access PIN is: 606684# (backup PIN: 435107#)

Internet instructions:

If you prefer to listen via your computer, you can also find the webcast links on the 9-week Sustainability Action Program page.

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