McGill School of Environment is pleased to welcome
Charting a 'Good' Path in a Turbulent Age
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Bronfman Building, Room 151
1001 Sherbrooke St. W.
The environmental movement has long been built around two themes: woe is me and shame on you. But in the age of global human influence on the planet, the Anthropocene, that approach ends up resembling a circular firing squad. Is the palm oil developer the villain, or the person buying the KitKat bar or "green" biodiesel fuel derived from palm nuts?
Andrew Revkin, building on more than 30 years of environmental reporting, from the North Pole to the Amazon, outlines a fresh approach to fostering durable progress on a complex, turbulent planet ‐‐ one focused less on setting unachievable goals and more on fostering personal and community traits that give the best odds of positive environmental and social outcomes.