It’s time to talk about the environment in New Jersey, but it’s definitely not a new discussion. Land use from 400 years ago still impacts our health and land today. Progressive thinkers in the 1970s prompted a closer look at protection, preservation, and stewardship, which resulted in protective legislative policies. Through the lens of human interest stories and environmental events, participants will discuss the environmental history of the state and how citizens can be informed and empowered to act.
Research Associate in Science Writing with the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Thomas Belton is an author, journalist, environmental scientist and a marine biologist. He has published short stories in Cicada and Art Times, feature articles in the New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer as well as numerous magazines. Having worked for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for 25 years as a research scientist, Tom is currently a Research Associate in Science Writing with the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.