What are the key cultural character traits that are preventing us from building authentic sustainable and resilient communities?
How can education , business, and religion help to leverage the changes in these traits necessary for us to flourish as we approach ( or exceed) planetary boundaries?
Our speaker will challenge us to rethink the counterproductive paths we are taking toward sustainability.
The League of Women Voters, Sustainable Saratoga & Skidmore College Sustainability Office present Flourishing in the Age of Climate Change - Finding the Heart of Sustainability.
Speaker: Bill Throop, Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Green Mountain College. His current publications focus on sustainability leadership and community resilience. Regionally, he is a co-organizer for North Country Climate Reality, and nationally he served as chair of the board of directors of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). He was provost at Green Mountain from 2002-14, during which he helped to build the sustainability focus of the College. He is currently working on a book project titled: Flourishing amid the Age of Climate Change - Finding the Heart of Sustainability.