MSE Annual Environment Public Lecture

Event

Bronfman Building Room 151, Bronfman Building, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA
Price: 
Free

McGill School of Environment is pleased to welcome

Andrew Revkin

Charting a 'Good' Path in a Turbulent Age

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015

6:00pm

Bronfman Building, Room 151

1001 Sherbrooke St. W.

Metro: Peel

Free Admission

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.