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UNI to host speaker on reshaping environmental policies

January 31, 2011

Kamyar Enshayan, director, UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education, 319-273-7575,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Bettering environmental policy will be the topic of a public discussion hosted by the Department of Communication Studies and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) at the University of Northern Iowa. "As if the Future Mattered: Emerging Ideas in Environmental Policy" will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Sabin Hall Room 2.

Carolyn Raffensperger, executive director of the Science and Environmental Health Network, will lead the discussion. Raffensperger is the co-editor of "Precautionary Tools for Reshaping Environmental Policy and Protecting Public Health" and "The Environment: Implementing the Precautionary Principle."

Kamyar Enshayan, director of the CEEE, says issues of community health, climate disruptions, proactive planning and community resilience are all intertwined. "During this important talk we will discuss a logic, a decision process that can help us when making decisions in the face of uncertainty," said Enshayan.

For more information, contact Enshayan at 319-273-7575.