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
Our world faces unprecedented threats, including climate change, mass species extinctions, economic and racial inequality, resource depletion, and overpopulation. These will lead to vast changes in virtually every aspect of the modern world—including manufacturing, transport, agriculture, politics, and finance.
Are colleges and universities preparing young people for this brave new world? And, if not, what are some innovative ways that higher educational and community institutions can support young people to become more successful active change agents, helping society adapt and evolve within a rapidly shifting environment?
Please join us for an engaging dialogue to explore these and related questions.
- Tony Cortese, Principal of International Endowments Coalition and former Dean of Environmental Studies, Tufts University
- Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute and former instructor, New College
- Amirah Mitchell, Agroecology consultant and educator
- William Throop,Former Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, Green Mountain College