Ocean’s End: The Crisis in the World’s Seas and the Gulf of Maine

Wednesday | April 04, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: Rines Auditorium
Audience: Adults

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Join us for the 2018 Sustainability Series Keynote on Wednesday, April 4th at 6:00pm in the Rines Auditorium at the Main Branch. Local author and journalist, Colin Woodard will present Ocean’s End: The Crisis in the World’s Seas and the Gulf of Maine.

18 years after his call to action book, Ocean’s End: Travels Through Endangered Seas, Woodard, who has reported from around the world on the deterioration of the marine realm, discusses why the oceans, and the Gulf of Maine, are in trouble and what can be done about it.

About the Speaker

Gordon Chibroski / PPH Staff Photographer: Portrait of Colin Woodard at his desk at the Portland Press Herald.

Author and journalist Colin Woodard State & National Affairs Writer at the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, where he won a 2012 George Polk Award, was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for a series on climate change and the Gulf of Maine. He covered environmental and science issues extensively from around the globe while a foreign correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The San Francisco Chronicle, and reported from more than fifty foreign countries and seven continents, He’s the author of five books, including The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier, a cultural and environmental history of coastal Maine, and Ocean’s End: Travels Through Endangered Seas (Basic Books, 2000), a globetotting account of the deterioration of the world’s oceans. He’s currently a contributing editor at POLITICO and a trustee of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay.

About the Series » Portland’s Sustainability Series: Leading conversations on Maine’s changing climate

Portland’s Sustainability Series is co-hosted by the Portland Public Library and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative. Sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes through time. The Portland Sustainability Series presents a diversity of speakers to share different aspects of the work moving Maine to greater endurance and sustainability. Please join us as we engage in these important issues and conversations!


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