The “Science Mondays” series at Brookdale’s Lincroft campus will host Rep. Rush Holt (D-12th Dist.) on Monday, July 30, at 6:30 PM in the Warner Student Life Center.
Rep. Holt will share his insights on the many environmental challenges ahead, as conservation organizations increasingly see their role shifting from a never-ending battle to preserve nature and protect it from mankind, to insisting on science-based decisions to protect nature for the health and well-being of mankind.
Holt, a physicist, is a founding member and co-chair of the Children’s Environmental Health Caucus, which aims to raise awareness in Congress of environmental issues that affect health, particularly in children.
Holt serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Committee on Natural Resources, where he is the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, helping to develop a long-term strategy to decrease our nation's dependence on fossil fuels and protect our environment for future generations.
In the environmental area, Holt helped secure more than $700 million in new federal funding for science and technology research, helped pass an amendment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund providing millions in funding for protecting open space and was instrumental in adding the lower Delaware River to the National Wild and Scenic River program.
The event will include members of the NJ Friends of Clearwater and the Jersey Shore (Monmouth) Group of the Sierra Club.
The program is free and open to the public; a cash buffet will begin at 6 PM just before the program. Following the main presentation, there will be a question and answer session with Rep. Holt.
For additional information, contact Robert Macaluso at firstname.lastname@example.org