Inland Northwest Conservancy is pleased to bring Kris Tompkins to Spokane for her presentation “Paying Our Rent to the Earth” on the creation of national parks and the importance of taking action to protect the places you love.
Ms. Tompkins will speak Friday, May 31 at the Hemmingson Auditorium on the Gonzaga Campus. Doors open at 5:15, the presentation begins at 5:30. Proceeds from this event benefit Inland Northwest Land Conservancy and its conservation work in the region.
Kristine McDivitt Tompkins leads Tompkins Conservation, creating national parks in Chile and Argentina, restoring wildlife, inspiring activism, and fostering economic vitality as a result of conservation. Kris and her late husband Douglas Tompkins—who died in 2015—are considered the most ambitious and successful national park-oriented philanthropists in history. After business careers with iconic American clothing brands—Kris as longtime CEO of Patagonia Inc, and Doug as co-founder of The North Face and Esprit—they changed the course of their lives more than 25 years ago to commit their funds, time and passion to biodiversity conservation. To date, Tompkins Conservation has helped conserve more than 14.2 million acres, creating national parks, in collaboration with governments, other NGOs, and philanthropic partners.
You can learn more about Tompkins Conservation here and its local connection here.