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Heinze Lecture - Mary Anne Hitt

Mary Anne Hitt is director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, which is working to eliminate the pollution caused by coal throughout its life cycle and repower the nation with clean energy. In 2012, Mother Jones described the campaign as “a grassroots rebellion [that] is winning the biggest victory yet on climate change.” Hitt previously served as executive director of Appalachian Voices, the Ecology Center, and the Southern Appalachian Biodiversity Project.

Hitt received her master's degree in science from the University of Montana, where she received the Len and Sandy Sargent Environmental Advocacy Award, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, where she was a Whittle Scholar, founder of the campus group Students Promoting Environmental Action in Knoxville (SPEAK), and received the 2008 Notable UT Woman Award. She grew up in the mountains of east Tennessee and now lives in West Virginia with her family.

 

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: 
Wilson Lecture Hall