Activist to speak on the environment at Siena Heights University on April 19


ADRIAN – Jacob Lebel, biodynamic activist, writer, and farmer, will give an online presentation on Tuesday, April 19, as the University of Siena Heights William Issa Endowment Lecturer for Winter 2022 on the Environment.

The presentation and Q&A will be presented as a Zoom meeting at 7 p.m. and is scheduled for approximately 60 to 90 minutes, including a Q&A session, according to a press release. To join the meeting, go to or dial 312-626-6799 or 301-715-8592 and enter meeting ID 810 0712 4832.

Lebel was born in Quebec, Canada, and lives in Roseburg, Oregon. At the age of 18, he joined 20 other American children and teenagers in bringing the first federal youth climate change lawsuit against the United States government, arguing that the government has a constitutional duty to do not destroy the lives and safety of young people by causing climate change. and environmental destruction, according to a press release. Since then, he has written about environmental and social issues in national and international media and spoken to young people and adults in several universities and schools and in interviews with CNN, CBC, The Weather Channel, Radiocanada and d other platforms. It aspires to help create self-sustaining living ecosystems for human communities around the world and to promote unity based on shared reflection on the importance of our environment.

“I grew up on a farm in the hills of Oregon learning to grow my own food; how to take care of living animals and plants; and how to fully participate in life with other human beings,” Lebel said in the statement. “When a gas company tried to build a pipeline near our property, I started down a path that led me all the way to the United States Supreme Court. States. This path brought me face to face with the common challenges we all face as individuals finding our place on a planet that is rapidly degrading from most of the things that make a human life rich and meaningful. In this talk, I want to talk about the Juliana case against the United States, what we’re trying to accomplish, and perhaps most importantly, why it all matters and how you can get involved. I hope to present concrete projects and the life experience of people who are trying to work for the future of the planet.


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