EUGENE, Ore. –(February 13, 2015)– Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore will give a keynote address at Changing Currents: the 33rd Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Oregon.

KDMMoore is a philosopher, writer, and activist who inspires people to protect the natural world with both head and heart. She is Distinguished Professor Emerita of philosophy at Oregon State University (OSU), where she helps students explore the ethical dimensions of environmental problems. She has written books reflecting on the depths of human experience and the intimacy of our relationships with nature, including “Holdfast: at Home in the Natural World” and “Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water.” Her most recent work, “Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril” is a collection of environmental wisdom by revered figures from the Dalai Lama to Gus Speth to E.O. Wilson. Moore is exquisitely skilled at weaving poetry with principle and infusing reason with care as she exudes a love of place for her home in Oregon and on the earth.

Moore is the co-founder and Senior Fellow of the Spring Creek Project at OSU, which brings together environmental scientists, philosophers, and writers outdoors in iconic Northwest landscapes to explore the many varied ways of understanding humans’ relationships with nature.

Moore gave the keynote address at the University of Oregon’s Earth Week celebration in 2014. She captivated an audience with her conversational talk entitled, “When Your House is on Fire: On Finding the Moral Courage to Fight for Freedom From Fossil Fuels.”

Changing Currents: Public Interest Environmental Law Conference 2015 will take place on March 5 – 8, 2015 at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene, Oregon. More information can be found at