For Immediate Release

Contact:
Debra Holtz
Director of Media Relations
(925) 631-4222
dmholtz@stmarys-ca.edu

Saint Mary's College of California will host environmental activist Esther Feldman in a presentation titled "The Environment in the Real World," sponsored by the Liberal and Civic Studies Program and the School of Science. During the October 20 presentation at 7:30 p.m., Feldman will discuss the changing demographics in California and how they impact conservation efforts, as well as the challenges of working on conservation projects in dense urban areas.

Feldman is president of Community Conservancy International (CCI), a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles dedicated to balancing public use of sensitive land and water with the protection of plants and wildlife. In the past 12 years, Feldman has worked to generate more than $3 billion in public funds for conservation projects and the creation of urban parks and recreation facilities.

WHERE: Saint Mary's College of California Soda Center
1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga

WHEN: Monday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.

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Saint Mary's College of California is one of the most distinguished colleges in the West. The College's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness comes from its heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian Christian Brothers, Liberal Arts institution. This heritage creates a unique, personalized, student-centered learning community. An outstanding, committed faculty that values teaching and student interaction brings these traditions to life. Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal arts and professional education. The College is located in the Moraga foothills, just 20 miles east of San Francisco.

Contact 

Debra Holtz
Director of Media Relations
(925) 631-4222
dmholtz@stmarys-ca.edu

Saint Mary's College of California will host environmental activist Esther Feldman in a presentation titled "The Environment in the Real World," sponsored by the Liberal and Civic Studies Program and the School of Science. During the October 20 presentation at 7:30 p.m., Feldman will discuss the changing demographics in California and how they impact conservation efforts, as well as the challenges of working on conservation projects in dense urban areas.

Feldman is president of Community Conservancy International (CCI), a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles dedicated to balancing public use of sensitive land and water with the protection of plants and wildlife. In the past 12 years, Feldman has worked to generate more than $3 billion in public funds for conservation projects and the creation of urban parks and recreation facilities.

WHERE: Saint Mary's College of California Soda Center
1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga

WHEN: Monday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.

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Saint Mary's College of California is one of the most distinguished colleges in the West. The College's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness comes from its heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian Christian Brothers, Liberal Arts institution. This heritage creates a unique, personalized, student-centered learning community. An outstanding, committed faculty that values teaching and student interaction brings these traditions to life. Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal arts and professional education. The College is located in the Moraga foothills, just 20 miles east of San Francisco.

About SMC 
The Saint Mary’s College of California experience inspires learning that lasts a lifetime. For nearly 150 years, the College has provided students with a rigorous education that engages their intellect and spirit, and awakens a desire to transform society. Guided by the Christian Brothers, the Catholic Church’s oldest order dedicated exclusively to teaching, the College enrolls more than 3,800 students in undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and business programs. For more information visit Saint Mary’s College at stmarys-ca.edu and just 23 miles east of San Francisco.
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