Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Lester Brown’s 80th birthday celebration has come and gone, but we are all still talking about it—and likely will be for some time.
Celebrants included Lester’s family, long-time friends, fellow International Farm Youth Exchangees (1956), Saturday afternoon football teammates, colleagues from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Worldwatch, folks from Rutgers, publishers, donors, funders, film producers, heads of NGOs, columnists and media, business acquaintances, Earth Policy Institute board members, colleagues, and former staff members, and more.
The event was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC—and the cherry blossoms were in full regalia!
Here are some glimpses. In order of appearance (1) Marilyn Moreland, Gloria Ward Woehler, and Angela Kendall (International Farm Youth Exchangees), (2) Mohamed El-Ashry and Finnish Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde, (3) Cash Haun (grandson) and Nathanael Brown (grandnephew), (4) Hal Kane, Nick Lenssen, Alan Durning, and Michael Renner (former Worldwatchers), (5) Ted Turner, (6) Bulgarian publisher Cyril Ivanov, and (7) Tom Weis of Climate Crisis Solutions speaking at the open mic.
We’ll be sharing some of the video clips from some of our distinguished and interesting speakers in an upcoming post.
Reah Janise Kauffman
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