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Wed., May 22, 2013 | 6 pm
$5 at the door; FREE for Burke members and UW students, staff, and faculty with UW ID
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Away is a place.
Jim Puckett, former Toxics Director at Greenpeace International became Executive Director of Basel Action Network in1997. He will speak about the environmental and health consequences of the 8% year over year growth in the electronic industry. His answer to the question: "where do old cell phone, laptops, TV and gadgets go?" is not the one we might have imagined.
Jim Puckett has been an environmental health and justice activist for 22 years. In the past he served as Greenpeace International's Toxics Director and before that, as co-coordinator of Greenpeace's Toxic Trade campaign, both posts being based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Greenpeace Toxic Trade Campaign was instrumental in achieving the Basel Ban as well as numerous regional waste trade bans. In 1997, he left Greenpeace to return to Seattle to help found the Basel Action Network program. He has represented civil society within the Basel Convention since its inception in 1989 and has traveled extensively researching, writing, producing films and campaigning against all forms of toxic trade.
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