Students Take a Stand at Local Environmental Festival June

April 29, 2011

Evergreen State College Masters students to discuss renewable energy challenges

OLYMPIA, Wash. (April 25, 2011) - Master of Environmental Studies students from The Evergreen State College in Olympia will discuss past, present, and future renewable energy technologies and how they affect the air, land, and sea in our region. Eco-activists Ed Begley, Jr. and Bryan Welch will moderate the discussion.

Ed Begley, Jr., actor, activist and author, has served on the Environmental Media Association and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. His motto Live Simply So That Others Can Simply Live details the changes he has made to "green" his life and shows how others can do the same by finding environmentally friendly resources and communities.

Bryan Welch is a Kansas farmer, author and the publisher of Ogden Publications , the largest media company serving the sustainability community. Welch will draw on ideas and themes from his book Beautiful and Abundant , which focuses on sustainability and its connection with the future of humanity. "Once the human imagination visualizes a brilliant future, the human intellect can achieve what previously seemed impossible," says Welch.

The Fair will be held at the Puyallup Fairgrounds Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are available by phone at 1-800-234-3368, online at, and on site. Weekend passes cost $30 at the gate, $25 pre-order. Single-day passes cost $20 at the gate, $15 pre-order. For more information about the fair, please visit

About Mother Earth News Fairs

In 2010, Mother Earth News launched its first fair in Seven Springs, Pa. Mother Earth News Fairs are family-oriented sustainable-lifestyle events that feature dozens of practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops from the leading authorities on real food, renewable energy, small-scale agriculture, gardening, green building, green transportation and natural health. Additional activities include a seed swap, children's activities, and livestock and craft demonstrations. The Fair is sponsored by Bon Ami, Organic Valley, Mitsubishi, Ball Jar, Backwoods Home and Pangreen.

About Evergreen's Master of Environmental Studies

Evergreen's Master of Environmental Studies Program trains tomorrow's environmental leaders through unique, interdisciplinary curriculum in which courses are team-taught in the evenings by natural and social sciences faculty. For more information, please visit