LDS Earth Stewardship Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 7
[NOTE NEW LOCATION]
1655 Pine Lane
Provo, Utah 84604
Please join LDS Earth Stewardship on Saturday, November 7 as we gather for our Annual Meeting with distinguished scholar and earth steward Dr. Paul Alan Cox. (A 2013 LDS Earth Stewardship interview with Dr. Cox appeared here.)
We are very honored to spend the evening with Dr. Cox, whose work with indigenous peoples in preserving their island rain forests won him the Goldman Environmental Prize. Dr. Cox founded Seacology, the world’s premier environmental non-profit organization for island conservation, headquartered in Berkeley, California. Through partnerships with indigenous people, Seacology has now saved over 1.3 million acres of island rainforests and coral reefs in 56 nations. Throughout Polynesia, he is known by the chiefly title Nafanua.
A BYU undergraduate and Harvard Ph.D., Dr. Cox has spent his career searching for new medicines by studying patterns of wellness and disease among indigenous peoples. For these efforts, TIME magazine named Cox one of 11 “Heroes of Medicine.” Dr. Cox has held academic appointments at the University of California, Berkeley, Brigham Young University, the University of Melbourne, Uppsala University, the Swedish Agricultural University, and the University of Illinois, Chicago, and served as Director of the Congressionally-chartered National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Hawaii and Florida. Dr. Cox currently serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethnomedicine in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His research there is focused on finding and fighting the causes of neurodegenerative disease including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Cox will speak to us on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7pm. We hope you can all make it to what promises to be a very rich and stimulating evening!