Suncoast Waterkeeper and environmental attorney Justin Bloom

Suncoast Waterkeeper and environmental attorney Justin Bloom

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On Thursday, Nov. 18, New College will continue its “New Topics” lecture series with Justin Bloom, environmental attorney and founder of Suncoast Waterkeeper. Bloom, a New College graduate, will talk about the Waterkeeper Alliance’s history and some of its key successes while sharing his experiences as a lawyer and environmental advocate working to protect communities from pollution and over-development. He will also discuss some of the most pressing needs and challenges and share his thoughts about what is needed to protect waterways and the communities that rely on them.

Bloom’s legal practice over the last 25 years has focused on public interest environmental law, as well as toxic tort and class action pharmaceutical plaintiff’s litigation. During that time, he has worked on staff with Hudson Riverkeeper as an investigator, staff attorney and project manager, and at Waterkeeper Alliance as a director. He lives in Sarasota with his wife and two children.


Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is a top-ranked public liberal arts college and the state’s Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in arts, humanities and sciences, a master’s degree program in applied data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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