Judith Schwartz to Give Lecture on Soil Health

Media contact: Brent Wasser at brent.wasser@williams.edu.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., September 24, 2013—As part of Food Week at Williams College, journalist Judith Schwartz will discuss her book, Cows Save the Planet. This event, free and open to the public, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Griffin Hall, room 3.

In Cows Save the Planet, Schwartz looks at soil as a crucible for our many overlapping environmental, economic, and social crises. She contends hat for many of these problems—climate change, desertification, biodiversity loss, droughts, floods, wildfires, rural poverty, malnutrition, and obesity—our ability to turn these crises into opportunities depends on how we treat the soil.

Schwartz is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, as well as the Society of Environmental Journalists, and she is a member of the board of the One World Conservation Center in Bennington, Vt. Schwartz holds a B.A. from Brown University, an M.S.J. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and an M.A. in counseling psychology from Northwestern University.

For more information, contact Brent Wasser at brent.wasser@williams.edu.

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