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NRDC President Beinecke to discuss Obama's record on the environment, April 1

Apr 1, 2009 (All day)
Robertson Hall
Bowl 016
Open to the Public

Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), will deliver a public talk at the Woodrow Wilson School titled "Off to a Green Start: Obama"s Record on the Environment," at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

Under Beinecke’s leadership, the NNRDC has launched a new strategic campaign that focuses NRDC's efforts on curbing global warming, moving America beyond oil, reviving the world's oceans, saving endangered wild places, stemming the tide of toxic chemicals and accelerating the greening of China.

Beinecke has worked with NRDC for more than 30 years. Prior to becoming the president in 2006, she served as the organization's executive director for eight years. She also worked as a member of NRDC's water and coastal program, fighting to protect marine ecosystems from offshore oil and gas development and advocating for sound coastal land use.

In addition to her work at NRDC, Beinecke has played a leadership role in several other environmental organizations. She currently serves on the boards of the World Resources Institute, the Energy Future Coalition and Conservation International's Center for Environmental Leadership in Business and is on the steering committee of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership. She has been a member of the boards of the Wilderness Society, the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development and the New York League of Conservation Voters.

Beinecke has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Rachel Carson Award from the National Audubon Society, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the Annual Conservation Award from the Adirondack Council and the Robert Marshall Award from the Wilderness Society.

She received her undergraduate degree from Yale College and a master's degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She now co-chairs the Leadership Council of the Yale School of Forestry, is a member of the School of Management's Advisory Board and a former member of the Yale Corporation.

This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and is free and open to the public.


Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)