Kleeb’s UNK talk to focus on global, regional environmental issues

Jane_Kleeb-webKEARNEY – Jane Kleeb, editor and founder of Bold Nebraska, will speak at the University of Nebraska at Kearney about global and regional environmental issues.

Kleeb’s talk is 7 p.m. Monday (April 25) in Copeland Hall room 140 on the UNK campus.

She will discuss the relationship between global climate change and mass extinction of animals, environmental issues associated with energy extraction, water pollution and other topics.

Kleeb’s presentation is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by the departments of Political Science and English, through academic partnership with Thompson Scholars Learning Community.

Kleeb has been a reporter for MTV, a frequent guest on FOX and MSNBC and key advisor for “Thin,” a documentary on eating disorders. She led a statewide organizing campaign on health care reform, served as the national executive director of the Young Democrats of America, was foundation director for Renfrew Center Foundation for Eating Disorders, and headed up an AmeriCorps program.

In 2010, Kleeb founded the progressive citizen advocacy group, Bold Nebraska, and has served as a prominent figure of opposition against the Keystone XL pipeline.


Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454, gottulatm@unk.edu
Source: Denys W. Van Renen, assistant professor of English, 308.865.8717