McGill Net Positive Presents David Orr: The University in a Black Swan World
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:30to12:00
Thomson House 3650 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA
Join Net Positive in welcoming David Orr, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College and founder of the Oberlin Project.
Orr is redefining the role of higher education in the revitalization of local economies, the elimination of carbon emissions, the restoration of local food supplies, and the creation of a new, sustainable base for economic and community development. An internationally recognized scholar, teacher, writer, speaker, and entrepreneur, he is considered a visionary and authority in the realms of environmental education and design.
In April, a final, half-day workshop will be held to discuss what has been learned from the 3/4 speakers and to begin to put together a vision statement for a green building/sustainability hub at McGill.
The talks and workshops to are expected to be attended by faculty, staff, and students at all levels.