Hartwick Hosts Activist Wasserman for Talk on ‘Solartopia’

April 19, 2010

On Thursday, April 29, Hartwick College will welcome author and environmental activist Harvey Wasserman, who will give a talk titled "Getting to a Green-Powered Earth: From No Nukes to Solartopia." The event, part of 2009-10 Energy academic theme activities, will be held at 8 p.m. in Shineman Chapel House Celebration Room on the Hartwick College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Harvey Wasserman is author or co-author of a dozen books, including SOLARTOPIA! Our Green-Powered Earth, A.D. 2030. Since the 1960s, Wasserman has made widespread appearances throughout the major media and at campus and citizen gatherings, focusing on a great number of issues relating to energy, the environment, peace, justice, U.S. history, and election protection.

Wasserman helped to found the legendary anti-war Liberation News Service, and helped to pioneer the global grassroots movement against atomic reactors. He is co-founder of the Great Blue Heron Alliance, which established a 240-acre wildlife refuge in central Ohio.

Wasserman holds an M.A. in U.S. history from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and currently teaches U.S. history, western civilization, and cultural diversity at Columbus State Community College and Capital University in central Ohio.

For more information, contact Dan Morse, Pine Lake Institute Program Coordinator, at or 607-431-4666.

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Contact: Christopher Lott
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