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Speaker Series: Georgia Arbor Day talk & Book Signing with Jim Robbins

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February 20, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
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February 20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Georgia Arbor Day talk & book signing with Jim Robbins:  The Power of Trees And How It Can Help Save the World

Jim-RobbinsPlease join us on Thursday, February 20 at 6:00 0pm as we welcome Jim Robbins, a science writer for the New York Times and author of the acclaimed The Man Who Planted Trees for his talk entitled: The Power of Trees And How It Can Help Save the World.  Jim is the first Trees Atlanta Georgia Arbor Day Speaker, which has been made possible thanks to the City of Atlanta.

You will be able to purchase Jim’s book, The Man Who Planted Trees, at the event and have him sign it!

Overview of Jim’s talk:
The Power of Trees And How It Can Help Save the World

Though they surround us, and are vital to our existence, trees and forests are poorly researched and poorly understood. Jim Robbins, a science writer for the New York Times, and author of the acclaimed The Man Who Planted Trees, describes in his talk the things we do know about them, and the many things we don’t — from their ability to clean up toxic waste to the ways scientists say they connect to the cosmos. Trees heal people, are critical to insects and wildlife as medicine, and, some scientists believe, even have a nervous system that allows them to think, strategize and communicate. Most importantly he explains why trees should be seen as an “ecotechnology” to accomplish a wide range of important functions to heal broken ecosystems and adapt a changing planet.

Jim’s bio:
Jim Robbins, a free-lance journalist for more than thirty years, lives with his family in Helena, Montana. He has been a frequent contributor to the New York Times since 1980, and has written for numerous magazines from Condé Nast Traveler to Smithsonian. He has carried out assignments in Europe, Mongolia, Peru, Chile, Mexico, Yanomami Territory in Brazil and Venezuela, and across North America, especially the Rocky Mountain West. He is the author of four books of non-fiction, and is at work on a fifth. His writing interests include science, the environment, and the human central nervous system. He considers the fact that he has been able to freely indulge his curiosity and get paid for it one of his greatest accomplishments.

Event details:
  • Parking available at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center (225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316) or neighboring street parking
  • 6:00pm – Presentation begins
  • 7:00pm – Book signing
  • Seats are limited & reservations are first come first served
**CEUs available:  1.5 CEU hours for ISA members

Trees Atlanta’s speaker series is supported by the City of Atlanta.

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