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Nate Pavlovic to share knowledge of Enbridge Tar Sands oil pipeline

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The League of Women Voters of LaPorte County’s “Lunch with the League” continues its programs bringing invigorating discussion about important local issues to Michigan City, Ind., on Tuesday, October 9, at Noon at Emma’s Eats, 113 York St., Michigan City.

Nathan Pavlovic will share his wealth of knowledge on the Enbridge Tar Sands Oil Pipeline to be installed across Northern Indiana in the next several months.

Pavlovic, a Chesterton native, attended Grinnell College in Iowa, where he led several environmental initiatives including founding a sustainable living house and advocating the reduction of campus carbon emissions.

After graduating in 2010 with a degree in Biology and Global Development Studies, Pavlovic spent 18 months working in Namibia and South Africa in ecological research and environmental education. There, he used the GIS mapping skills he learned at Grinnell to study local plants and train young Namibian scientists.

Back home, Nathan has been involved in local and national sustainability summits, and was present at the UN climate negotiations (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen in 2009 and Durban in 2011.

Beyond his passion for the environment, Pavlovic enjoys camping, cooking, and tinkering with computers. Having worked for the Shirley Heinze Land Trust as a Stewardship Assistant in 2006, Pavlovic is excited to be working for Save the Dunes Conservation Fund on mapping, research and advocacy projects. Thanks to a grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Pavlovic's focal project will be mapping the remaining unacquired lands within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore boundary and making recommendations for protecting the park outside its boundaries.

The cost of lunch is $10 which can be paid at the door. For more information, call Betty Lou Nault at (219) 874-8303.


Posted 10/4/2012