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MAR 12, 2021 FRIDAY

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

This event will be hosted via Zoom.

Rising from the Ashes: The Resurgence of Environmentalism

Register on our Eventbrite page to join us for Rising from the Ashes: The Resurgence of Environmentalism.

One substantive Pennsylvania CLE credit available. This program is open to the public and free of charge but registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

About this Event

It's a long way from the tie-dyed celebrations of first Earth Day in 1970 to the sobering realities of the global climate crisis, the Covid 19 pandemic, and racial reckoning in a divided nation. Professor Parenteau will look back on the halcyon days of the environmental movement when everything seemed doable, take stock of the successes and failures over the years, and offer some observations on what has changed in the body of laws and policies and what we might expect from the incoming Biden-Harris administration. 

Professor Parenteau's Biography

Patrick A. Parenteau is Professor of Law and Senior Counsel in the Environmental Advocacy Clinic at Vermont Law School. He previously served as Director of the Environmental Law Center and was the founding director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic .

Professor Parenteau has an extensive background in environmental and natural resources law. His previous positions include Vice President for Conservation with the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, DC; Regional Counsel to the New England Regional Office of the EPA; Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation; and Of Counsel with the Perkins Coie law firm in Portland, Oregon.

Professor Parenteau has been involved in drafting, litigating, administering, teaching, and writing about environmental law and policy for over four decades. His current focus is on confronting the twin challenges of climate disruption and biodiversity conservation through his teaching, writing, public speaking and advocacy.

Professor Parenteau is a Fulbright US Scholar and a Fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers. He is the recipient of the Kerry Rydberg Award for excellence in public interest environmental law and the National Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Achievement Award.

Professor Parenteau holds a B.S. from Regis University, a J.D. from Creighton University, and an LLM in Environmental Law from the George Washington U.


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