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Environmental Advocacy Journalist Emily Hunter to Speak at Clarkson University Oct. 17

Emily Hunter, an environmental advocacy journalist from Canada, will speak on Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. in Clarkson University's Cheel Campus Center Barben Rooms.

Emily HunterHunter will discuss environmental concerns worldwide and what's hot on her plate right now. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Born into the environmental movement, Hunter's parents are co-founders of Greenpeace.

In recent years, she has battled on the high seas of Antarctica to save whales; was held hostage in her attempt to protect the Galapagos Islands from illegal poaching; put a spotlight on the Canadian tar sands (the second largest oil project next to Saudi Arabia) with a TV documentary she hosted for MTV Canada; and stood on the protest frontlines at the Copenhagen climate summit.

Currently, Hunter works as a freelance environmental journalist band has hosted and co-produced four television documentaries for MTV News Canada, ranging from the Tar Sands to G20 Protests.

She recently released her first book, The Next Eco-Warriors, stories by youth eco-activists.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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