Joliet, Ill. –  In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, University of St. Francis (USF) Sustainability is hosting a special virtual presentation titled, “The View: A Look at the Environment Today” by USF professor of biology and environmental science William Bromer, Ph.D. The presentation will focus on how our view of the world affects what we do and will discuss how the environmental views of people like Aldo Leopold and Greta Thunberg have changed the world and how we can change our view to make a difference today.

The presentation will be posted on Facebook at at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 22. Contact USF Sustainability coordinator Janine Hicks at with questions or visit for more information on USF’s ongoing sustainability efforts.

William Bromer, Ph.D., is currently studying the distribution and effects of the invasive Rusty Crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) in area streams and the invasion of the Red Swamp Louisiana Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) in ponds and wetlands.  He also is involved in investigating the effect of urbanization and ecological restoration on the water quality, macroinvertebrates, avian habitat use, and plant communities in watersheds. For more information on Bromer’s background, visit

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