Event Title

John Muir: The Moral Imperative of Environmental Education

Presenter Information

Graham White


University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

Start Date

22-3-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

22-3-2014 11:45 AM


Graham White holds a first class honors degree in History of Ideas, Modern European Literature and Political Science as well as a Teaching Diploma in English and Liberal Studies. From 1998 onwards he was founding Director of the Edinburgh's Environment Center, which pioneered environmental education in Scotland from 1979 until 2001. In the 1980s he served on the Education Committee of the John Muir Trust in Scotland and in 1986, proposed that a John Muir Award should be established by the Trust in the UK as a national scheme for people of all ages; over 150,000 people have now completed the Award in the UK. He is author/ editor of: The Scottish Environmental Handbook; The Nature of Scotland - Landscape Wildlife and People; John Muir- Journeys in the Wilderness; John Muir; From Scotland to the Sierra; Sacred Summit - John Muir's Greatest Climbs. As a beekeeper and conservationist, he has devoted much of the last eight years to campaigning against the global use of neonicotinoid pesticides, widely held to be responsible for the deaths of over ten million bee colonies in the United States, and for the deaths of uncountable millions of birds, amphibians and other pollinating insects. He was very involved in the campaign to get these neurotoxic pesticides banned in the twenty-seven countries of the European Union, which came into effect in December 2013; they remain legal in the USA where they are used on over 200 million acres of corn, soybeans, canola, wheat, potatoes and fruit.

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Mar 22nd, 10:30 AM Mar 22nd, 11:45 AM

John Muir: The Moral Imperative of Environmental Education

University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA