Author to Speak At MERI June 10

BLUE HILL — In the wake of the toxic tragedy still brewing deep in the Gulf of Mexico, the Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI) welcomes author Elizabeth Grossman for a lecture on Thursday, June 10.


Grossman will put the current situation in perspective, and ask if green chemistry could help prevent another similar disaster.

Grossman will discuss the recent oil spill and present “Material Consequences: Our Chemically Altered Environment, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry.”

The talk is part of MERI’s 2010 Ocean Environment Lecture Series.

A reception honoring Grossman begins at 6 p.m., followed by her lecture at 7.

A freelance journalist and author, Grossman focuses on environmental and science issues. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, The Washington Post, Salon, The Nation and Grist, and she has served as a science journalism fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Her latest book, “Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry,” has won several awards and is now in its second printing.

Blue Hill chef Diane Bianco will provide appetizers for the reception featuring recipes from her upcoming cookbook, “Let’s Party in Maine!”

For information about MERI’s monthly lectures, research and education programs, call 374-2135, e-mail [email protected] or visit online.

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