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Man, environment are focus of library series

Daily Staff Report

AVON – For the third season, nationally recognized speakers addressing how man affects the environment will appear during the free High Country Speaker Series at the Avon Library.It’s sponsored by the Gore Range Natural Science School and the Eagle Valley Library District. All the presentations will be held at the Avon Library at 6:30 p.m. on the days indicated.The first speaker will be writer and filmmaker Annick Smith, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8, who will present “Living With or Without the Wild.” She will talk about water and wilderness conservation in Montana’s Blackfoot River valley. Smith directed and produced several films including Robert Redford’s “A River Runs Through It.” On Feb. 8, author Dave Wann will present “Affluenza: One Man’s Search for a Cure.”Wann contends that reliance on money as the measure of success leaves out other critical values such as health, sense of community, environmental quality and leisure time. He also proposes a new way of looking at the American Dream.Author Dan Chiras will present “Can the Human Race Survive the Human Race?”, March 8. He will discuss how individuals and corporations are developing new, sustainable lifestyles. He has authored 21 books, teaches at Colorado College and works as a green building consultant.The fourth speaker, Daniel Fagre, will present “Changes in our Mountain Ecosystem,” April 11. He’s a research ecologist and Global Change Research Coordinator for the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center of the U.S.. Geological Survey in the northern Rocky Mountains.For more information, call the library at (970) 949-6797 or the Natural Science School at (970) 827-9725.Vail, Colorado

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