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In the interest of public health, the Montshire’s building, grounds, and trails are temporarily closed until further notice.
Women in Conservation highlights historic and contemporary demonstrations of stewardship and leadership by Vermont women.
The Sierra Club Upper Valley Group, the Montshire Museum of Science, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) bring together these influential women in conservation to share their inspiring stories.
Past speakers include:
LAURIE RISTINO is an innovative environmental and sustainable food systems leader. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University Law School and principal at her consultancy, Strategies for a Sustainable Future. She has served in numerous leadership roles in government and nonprofit organizations and her comprehensive book on conservation easements, A Changing Landscape, was published by the Environmental Law Institute in 2016. Ms. Ristino has been featured in The Christian Science Monitor, Inside Climate News, E&E News, Huffington Post, and Law360, and shares her personal story in a presentation entitled The Reluctant Environmentalist: A Lesbian Discusses How Environmentalism Must Evolve for a Multi-Cultural Generation.
BETH PERERA is a certified Food for Life instructor and holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, among many others. “I ate everything for the first 47 years of my life,” she states, “and like so many others, until I had a health crisis, I was not motivated to change anything.” At that point, Ms. Perera implemented numerous dietary and lifestyle changes. “I adopted a plant-based diet, and my health issues completely resolved themselves. She shares her learnings in Sustainable Living: Food Choices, Our Oceans, Our Planet. Additional certifications include Food Over Medicine, Women’s Health, Diet & Lifestyle Intervention, Cancer Prevention/Survival, and the links between Diet & the Microbiome to Autism.
This program is open to the public and admission is free.