November 18th, 2020
John R. McNeill, Georgetown University, will explain the term and concept of the Anthropocene and present the idea that since about 1950, we've been in a long-term pattern that is a wild departure from environmental history. For the last several years, he has been working with geologists in the "Anthropocene Working Group" tasked with figuring out if geology should formally recognize a new epoch. He will explain some of what geologists have seen in terms of environmental history. See related resources below.
November 5th, 2020
John Elkington, founding partner and Chief Pollinator of Volans, talks about how businesses can be catalysts for systems change. Drawing on first-hand experience from boardrooms around the world, his new book Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism (2020), examines wicked problems and the ‘ugly ducklings’ of today that have the potential to become tomorrow’s world-saving Green Swans. See related resources below.
October 30, 2018 - 6:00pm Life Sciences Auditorium
Faculty from diverse disciplines will hold a moderated discussion on what One Health means within their disciplines. One Health is more than just the interaction of disease, involving the environment, people and animals. One Health is a recognition of the interconnectedness of all things on earth and the need to consider the inextricable linkages between the elements of the One Health triad. In a changing world, global citizens must be aware of these linkages and act in a responsible way to meet the challenges we all face.
September 11th, 2018 - 6:00pm Life Sciences Auditorium
Maya K. van Rossum, an environmental activist and attorney, discusses her book The Green Amendment: Securing our Right to a Healthy Environment. Maya K. van Rossum feels current laws are designed to accommodate pollution rather than prevent it. She argues that it is time to turn to the ultimate authority - state and federal constitutions - and lays out a new agenda for environmental advocacy that empowers people.