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Envisioning a Sustainable and Desirable Future

By The View Staff Article published January 25, 2006

The Rubenstein School for Environment and Natural Resources, in conjunction with the Gund Institute of Ecological Economics, is sponsoring a seminar series titled “Beyond Environmentalism: Envisioning a Sustainable and Desirable Future.”

Seminars begin on most Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in 104 Aiken Center. A full schedule is below.

  • Jan. 26, "Beyond Sacrifice: The Relationship Between Sustainability and Quality of Life," with Josh Farley.
  • Feb. 2, "Scenarios of a Sustainable and Desirable Future: Lessons From the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment," with Rik Leemans.
  • Feb. 9, "Ecotopica Revisted: Life in a Sustainable and Desirable Future," with Ernest Callenbach.
  • Feb. 16, "The University in a Sustainable and Desirable Future," Daniel Fogel.
  • Feb. 23, "The Re-Birth of Environmentalism as Pragmatic, Adaptive Management," with Bryan Norton.
  • March 2, "After the Party: Energy in a Sustainable and Desirable Future," with Richard Heinberg.
  • March 9, "The Institutions of a Sustainable and Desirable Future," with David Batker.
  • March 16, time to be determined. "The Emerging Alliance of Religion and Ecology," with Mary Evelyn Tucker.
  • March 30, "Thinking Small: Scale and Desire," with Bill McKibben.
  • April 6, to be determined
  • April 13, "The Political Economy of a Sustainable and Desirable Future," with Gar Alperowicz.
  • April 20, "The Challenge of Building Social Capital in a Sustainable and Desirable Future," Elinor Ostrom.
  • April 27, "Politics and the Environment in a Sustainable and Desirable Future," with David Orr.
Information: Spring 2006 Seminars