2017-03-24 / Community

First Parish to host Greenpeace co-founder on March 24

The film, “How to Change the World: The Revolution Will Not be Organized,” on the founding of Greenpeace, will be shown at 6:50 p.m., Friday, March 24 at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church on Main Street in Kennebunk. Doors open and refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.

The featured speaker will be Jon Hinck, co-founder of Greenpeace USA in 1979. Hinck is a lawyer in private practice representing people harmed from corporate wrongdoing including consumer fraud and environmental harm. He is a former Portland City councilor and chairman of the Energy and Sustainability Committee and a former Maine legislator where he was House Chairman of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee.

Hinck was previously staff attorney with the Natural Resources Council of Maine. In 1979, Hinck led Greenpeace International’s worldwide campaigns for the environment. He once served as Acting Attorney General for the Republic of Palau and successfully litigated a series of cases to enable the Pacific island state to gain its sovereignty in 1994. His first job out of college was as an English teacher in Iran. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

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