Heather Rogers, author of the 2010-11 Common Book, "Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage," will visit WSU Oct. 12 and 13.
A journalist and author whose writing has appeared in Mother Jones, The Nation, and the New York Times Magazine, Rogers has spoken internationally on the environmental effects of mass consumption. Her first book, "Gone Tomorrow", details the history, production, and management of garbage in the United States. Her second book, "Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution," was recently published by Scribners.
Rogers will address the community on the topic of "The Hidden Life of Garbage: Why Do We Have So Much?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, in Somsen Auditorium.
Rogers will also appear at the following events Wednesday, Oct. 13: 9-10 a.m., Student Activity Center, Kryzsko Commons: "Writing Gone Tomorrow; An interview with Heather Rogers on research and writing."
12 noon-1 p.m., Student Activity Center, Kryzsko Commons.: "Getting Greener; A Panel Discussion" featuring Heather Rogers; Anne Morse, Winona County Sustainability Coordinator; John Chernega, Manager of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore; and Jay McHenry, WSU Campus Planner.
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