Planet Vision: Why We First Need to Build a Shared, Positive Vision of the Future to Address Our Environmental Challenges

  • Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Wednesday, March 21, 5-6:30 pm
    in the series
    Hope in the Anthropocene: Sustainability Solutions and Inspirations
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  • Learn more about PlanetVision, a multi-faceted campaign — blending museums exhibits, web and social media, and a future book and lecture series — to inspire people to take everyday actions to ensure a more sustainable future. By seizing simple opportunities in our food, water, and energy systems, we can all make a real difference to issues like ecosystem decline & biodiversity loss, the degradation of our natural resources, and the mounting challenges of climate change. PlanetVision shows us how, and gives us hope.

    Foley is a world-leading environmental scientist, who has worked on issues of climate change, sustainable agriculture, and global ecological change. Recently, he was the Director of the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota, where he led large, interdisciplinary efforts in sustainability. But in 2014, he left the academic world to run the world’s most forward-looking museum — the Cal Academy in San Francisco, and turn it into the world’s leading sustainability science and education NGO. Through his work at the Cal Academy, he has been able to communicate to a much larger audience across a broader political and cultural spectrum, which brings hope for widespread cultural change.

    Hope in the Anthropocene is co-sponsored by the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at UBC.
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  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.

 

When
March 21st, 2018 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
Location
Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada
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