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01 August, 2020
6:28 pm


A Message from Post Carbon Institute

Due to dangerously destructive wildfires in California, Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in three Northern California counties. The fires have destroyed more than 1500 structures and have disrupted transit and communications. As a result a number of our team are unable to travel. We deeply apologize for the late notice, but we have to cancel today’s event: “Are Students Learning the Right Things for a Just, Sustainable, and Healthy World?” We apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment this causes.

-Your friends at Post Carbon Institute

What does the rest of the 21st Century hold in store for us? If what we see all around us is any indication — growing climate-related disasters, economic inequality and stagnation, political divisiveness, and environmental stresses of all kinds — we are in for a bumpy ride.

Please join award-winning author, educator, and avid musician Richard Heinberg for an exploration of the sustainability crises of the 21st century and what unique challenges and opportunities these present for young artists.

Following the presentation and Q&A session, Richard Heinberg will be joined by New England Conservatory grad Christopher Schoelen for a violin-guitar duo.

About Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels. He has written for Nature, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Christian Science Monitor among other publications, and has delivered hundreds of lectures on energy and climate issues to audiences around the world.