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March 2, 2007

Noted champion of environmental justice Jerome Ringo to lecture at Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Jerome Ringo, current chair of the National Wildlife Federation Board of Jerome RingoDirectors, will present “A Changing Environment, A Sense of Urgency” at Birmingham Southern College March 15 in the BSC Norton Theater at 4 p.m.

He was elected to the National Wildlife Federation Board of Directors in 1996 and named chairman of the board in 2005, making him the first African American to head a major conservation organization.

His leadership in this position, as well as serving as current president of the Apollo Alliance, brings unlikely groups together to help solve environmental problems.

In November 2005, Ringo became president of the Apollo Alliance, a coalition of labor, environmental, national security, civil rights, and business leaders. The alliance seeks to reduce oil imports, rebuild cities, and create high-quality jobs for working families while being good stewards of the natural environment and the economy.

The March 15 lecture, sponsored by the Birmingham-Southern College Office of Environmental Studies and the BSC Hess Center for Leadership and Service, is open to the public, free of charge. For more information, call 205/226-4658.

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