The Peter M. Wege Lecture & Earth Day 2020: Rise Up for the Environment double-event is part of the university & community-wide commemoration of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary—when U-M held the nation’s first “Environmental Teach-In” in 1970. The Wege event brings environmentalist Philippe Cousteau, to the stage. Inspired by his grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, he is a multi-Emmy-Nominated TV host, producer, author, and social entrepreneur. Earth Day 2020 features musical performances, and dynamic sustainability and environmental justice leaders to inspire audiences to rise up to the environmental challenges of our time and take action. Speakers include Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Heather McTeer Toney, Abdul El-Sayed, Bryan Newland, and others.
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