Dr.Blockstein joins SEE Advisory Board

Posted on September 13, 2023

For Release 9/13/23   

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Climate Scientist Joins Sustainable Earth Eating Advisory Board

Washington, DCSustainable Earth Eating’s (SEE) Chair Edgar Ndjatou announced that David E. Blockstein, PhD, Co-Director, Worldwide Climate and Justice Education Week, reaching more than 100,000 students in 70 countries, has joined SEE’s advisory board. Blockstein is an ecologist and conservation biologist at Bard College with more than 35 years of national leadership in science and the environment. 

Blockstein has worked on a wide range of science and policy issues, including climate change and energy education, biodiversity policy, sustainability, increasing the representation of minorities in science, mechanisms to improve the linkages between science and decision making on environmental issues, and digital communication of scientific information on the environment. Notably, Blockstein worked with SEE Board member Deborah Strauss Lynch when she served as the executive editor of the academic journal, DIVERSITY. He has also formed and helped lead six non-profit organizations in environmental education, science, and policy. In addition, he has written federal legislation, organized congressional hearings and played an active role in many political campaigns. 

Blockstein joins other SEE advisory Board members:  Eric Lindstrom, the executive director of the Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), Dr. Sailesh Rao, President of Climate Healers, headquartered in Phoenix, and screenwriter, podcaster and plant-based writer Glen Merzer, whose book “FOOD IS CLIMATE” was distributed at the COP26 United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow.  Merzer also wrote nine other books on plant-based eating.

Edgar Ndjatou, said, “SEE is thrilled to have Dr. Blockstein’s scientific and academic credentials added to our already robust advisory Board.” SEE looks forward to involvement in the Worldwide Climate and Justice Education Week, as a domestic partner in 2024.”

“I’m delighted to be working with SEE, and in particular to be sharing Worldwide Climate and Justice Education Week with SEE in April 2024,” said Blockstein. “I look forward to the collaboration with SEE and the work we will undertake together. Food is such an important part of the climate issue, because our food choices affect the health of the planet as well as our own health.” 

“Our goal is to help people change from climate despair to climate repair, and transition societies to climate justice,” added Blockstein. “The greatest risk we have is in thinking that someone else is going to solve the climate crisis. Even though the world is big, everything we do has an impact.”                                                                                   # # #

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