First Climate Awareness Summit at Highlands

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Highlands University adjunct biology professor Brian Miller, left, talks with Michael Soulé, Michael’s wife June Soulé, and Highlands psychology professor Linda LaGrange before Highlands’ first Climate Awareness Summit April 29 in the Student Center. Soulé was the keynote speaker at the summit. He helped found the Society for Conservation Biology and the Wildlands Project and is an environmental studies professor emeritus at the University of California – Santa Cruz. LaGrange is the lead organizer for Climate Awareness Tribes, or CATs, a grassroots group of Highlands University faculty, staff and Las Vegas, New Mexico community members that worked together to organize the climate summit. Miller was instrumental in bringing Soulé to the summit. Highlands President Sam Minner delivered the welcome address.