Dr. Philip Eisner to Chair Forum on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Apr. 30

April 14, 2014 at 12:23 PM

SUMMIT, NJ - Dr. Philip Eisner will chair a Forum on climate change and environmental sustainability, in the Media Center at Summit High School, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Eisner will present a lecture entitled "Sustainability: Population, Pollution, and Climate Disruption: How we can improve our Future".  The talk will be followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience.  The Forum is sponsored by the Summit Democratic Committee and open to all. 

“The sustainability issue has become vitally important over the last 50 years, driven by an increasing human population with increasing energy needs, per capita resources, and food consumption,” said Eisner.  “In this Forum,” he continued, “we will talk about what ‘Sustainability’ means to us individually, to Summit, to New Jersey, and the world.” 

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Eisner is a Summit resident and a well-known local scientist who has made it his mission to educate the public on environmental matters.  During the last decade he has studied global warming, shale fracking, and sustainability problems and written and lectured on the subject extensively.  

He has served on the “Green Team” of the Summit Environmental Commission since 2012.  He was Member of the Summit Mayor’s Sustainability Committee from 2007 to 2012.  Between 2009 and 2011, he was environmental columnist for the, he authored 34 columns entitled, “Saving Our Planet.”   

Eisner was on Summit’s Board of Education, 1997-2003 (President 2001-2002), and on Summit’s Board of Health, 2006-2013.  He received a B.S. in Physics from MIT in 1955 and a PhD in Physics from NYU in 1968.  In his career, Dr. Eisner held positions in several scientific and environmental research for Exxon Mobil.  He also worked at the Dewey Space Physics Laboratory. 

This is the first of a series of forums sponsored by the Summit Democrats in 2014.  The next forum will focus on county government, and is tentatively scheduled for June.

All forums are open to the entire community.


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