Renowned adventurer Jon Turk serves as latest installment of Doug La Follette Environmental Speakers Program

Jon Turk

MADISON — More than 40 years of global exploration have shown Jon Turk, first-hand, that the world is a changing place. As part of Clean Wisconsin’s Doug La Follette Environmental Speakers Program, Turk, a National Geographic Top 10 Adventurer, gave a talk on his experience with climate change Saturday at the Lussier Family Heritage Center in Madison.

“We are all seeking roadmaps to navigate this unsustainable, oil-soaked, internet crazed world,” Turk said. “Every day we are bombarded with possible pathways, from political anger to Buddhist equanimity. By listening to voices of our ancestors, a wolf that lingers, a Siberian shaman, a Chinese bicycle nomad, and the landscapes themselves, when technological marvels and imagined responsibility are stripped away, we may find a path forward through compassion and a deep communication with nature.”

The Doug La Follette Environmental Speakers Program is a semi-annual lecture series that brings distinguished environmental leaders to Wisconsin. Held in cities throughout Wisconsin, these events will feature environmental leaders who specialize in a wide range of issues affecting the state such as climate change, invasive species, renewable energy and Great Lakes protection.