Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series 2017
Two nationally recognized leaders on climate change brought their messages to Whidbey Island for the 2017 Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series.
Speaking on “Climate Action: What Now? Reports from the Front Lines,” were KC Golden and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, two different generations speaking about their experiences in the world of climate-change activism.
The lecture series honors the memory of Trudy Sundberg, a beloved Whidbey Island teacher and civic activist who passed away in 2013. Packed houses greeted the speakers on March 24 at Coupeville High School and Performing Arts Center and March 25 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.
Golden is senior policy adviser at Climate Solutions in Seattle and Board Chair at, a global climate advocacy group.
Martinez, 16, is youth director of Earth Guardians, an organization of activists, artists and musicians from across the globe.
“These two climate leaders speak to both young people and adults about the current state of climate action – or inaction,” said Oak Harbor’s Marshall Goldberg, who chairs the lecture series planning committee.
Trudy Sundberg was known for her commitment as an Oak Harbor High School educator and community leader whose causes ranged from progressive politics to founding the Save Our Kids Crusade to supporting the arts and promoting the Whidbey Camano Land Trust. Family members, friends and the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation joined together to establish the Trudy Sundberg Memorial Fund to underwrite a lecture series in Sundberg’s name that reflects her many areas of interest and promote lifelong learning.
The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation appreciates the funding support for the 2017 lecture series provided by Whidbey Sun and Wind, Coupeville; Windermere Real Estate South Whidbey, the Tulalip Tribes and Humanities Washington.
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