HEAD OF NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION SPEAKING AT K-STATE FEB. 8 AS PART OF LOU DOUGLAS LECTURE SERIESSource: Marcia Hornung, 785-539-8763, email@example.comNews release prepared by: Erinn Barcomb-Peterson, 785-532-6415, firstname.lastname@example.orgMonday, January 22, 2007HEAD OF NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION SPEAKING AT K-STATE FEB. 8 AS PART OF LOU DOUGLAS LECTURE SERIESMANHATTAN -- A leader in conservation whose focus is on global warming and protecting wildlife is bringing his message to Kansas State University as part of the Lou Douglas Lecture Series.Larry J. Schweiger, president and chief executive officer of the National Wildlife Federation, will present "Global Warming: Good Planets are Hard to Find" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Kansas Wildlife Federation.Schweiger joined the National Wildlife Federation in 2004 with a commitment to confront global warming and to protect wildlife. He also is co-chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection's governing council. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Among his accomplishments were expanding ecological research and contributing to public advocacy and community gardening and greening projects.Schweiger also has worked for the National Wildlife Federation as a magazine publisher, senior vice president for constituent development and conservation action, and vice president of the federation's affiliate and regional programs department.He has served on more than 40 governing boards, commissions and committees. Among Schweiger's awards are the Distinguished Service Award for Special Conservation Achievement from the National Wildlife Federation and the Conservation Service Award from the Christian Environmental Association. He also was Pennsylvania's Environmental Professional of the Year in 2002.UFM Community Learning Center's Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues honors the memory of Douglas, a professor of political science at K-State who was known for inspiring students, faculty and citizens to instigate change. He was a longtime member of the UFM Community Learning Center board of directors until his death in 1979.
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