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Feb. 7: Ecological history of Coke capitalism discussed

PULLMAN, Wash. – Environmental historian Bart Elmore will discuss his international journey to document the ecological footprint of the Coca-Cola Co., and his subsequent book, “Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the CUB ballroom.

The free, public talk will focus on lessons learned from the past that might help in designing an ecologically sustainable economy for the future.

An assistant professor of history at Ohio State University, Elmore does research at the nexus of business and global environmental history. His talk is the 2017 Roots of Contemporary Issues (RCI) George and Bernadine Converse Lecture at Washington State University. It is sponsored by the Department of History RCI program in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service.

Learn more about Elmore at For more information about his talk, contact


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