Joel Reynolds' UCSB Speech | KCET
Joel Reynolds' UCSB Speech
Last month, Joel Reynolds delivered the 2009 commencement address at UCSB's Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management.
Reynolds is a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council. He's the director of NRDC's urban program and the Marine Mammal Protection and So. California Ecosystem projects. He blogs for the NRDC here. Some of his LAT op-eds are here.
During a recent visit to the NRDC's Santa Monica offices, Reynolds kindly agreed to provide TTLA with the text of his commencement remarks, which manage to incorporate Voltaire, Robert Kennedy, and Jack Bauer.
The full speech follows, as a free downloadable .PDF:
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