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Monday, March 10 • 5:45pm - 6:00pm
The Broken Politics of Environment: A Tech Fix?

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Environmental politics are broken. The root cause, I believe, is that "the environment" is now viewed as an abstraction, a set of circumstances remote from many people's everyday lives and experiences. We used to count on crises--environmental threats and incidents out of the ordinary---to motivate people to understand and fight for environmental protection. But now we need to make the environment a matter of intimate, personal concern. And pained as I am to say it as a lifelong creature of the public policy world, the key to that new, intense engagement is helping people form habits of environmental health, through information technology, social media, and the marketplace.

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Ken Cook

PresEnvironmental Working GroupKen Cook is president and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a public interest research and advocacy organization that uses the power of information to protect human health and the environment.



Monday March 10, 2014 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom E 500 E Cesar Chavez St