Daily Archives: April 21, 2018

The Myth of “Environmental Sustainability” | Justin Mog | TEDxUofL


TEDx Talks
Published on Apr 8, 2015

It may be that we live in an age of hyper-connectivity and “big data,” but I contend that the fundamental reason why we’ve managed to construct the most highly unsustainable culture the Earth has ever seen is precisely because we have not been taught to see the connections.

Justin Mog is assistant to the provost for sustainability initiatives, a post created in 2009 to coordinate efforts to advance environmental, social and economic responsibility at the University of Louisville. Dr. Mog served with the Peace Corps in Paraguay for three years before coming to UofL in 2009. He also has worked as an environmental educator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has conducted research on sustainable rural development as a Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines.

Saving the Environment from Consumerism | Breton Lorway | TEDxCushingAcademy


TEDx Talks
Published on Apr 20, 2017

In this talk, Breton Lorway examines the effects of American Consumerism on the environment. Breton Lorway is a four-year senior at Cushing Academy, and a day student from Princeton, Massachusetts. Being from a small woodsy town, she’s grown up learning to love the earth. She is excited to voice this passion of hers at the TEDx conference, and hopes to further her relationship with the earth by majoring in environmental studies in college.

Climate change, capitalism, and what’s next: Matthew Schneider-Mayerson at TEDxUMN


TEDx Talks
Published on Oct 5, 2013

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota. He has published articles on American history, politics and literature in journals such as American Studies, Radical History Review, Studies in Popular Culture and The International Journal of Sport & Society. In his dissertation, “Peak Politics: Resource Scarcity and Libertarian Political Culture in the United States,” and a forthcoming article in Environmental Politics, he explores the ‘peak oil’ movement in the context of contemporary responses to environmental crises and the rise of libertarian ideals in American political culture.

Ecological Footprint and Carbon Footprint Explained


Synergy Files
Published on May 25, 2017

In this video, two indices used by environmentalist are explained, namely Ecological Footprint and Environmental footprint. This video is part of a course on becoming a sustainability practitioner available soon on Udemy

Ecological Economics, Climate Change and Sustainability


UPFSI
Published on Dec 8, 2017

In this Climate Matters program we discuss ecological economics, some of the social and ecological problems it would help resolve, the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (minus the one that’s NOT sustainable) and environmental art with Dr. Stanislav Shmelev, Director of Environment Europe.

Revitalizing Ecosystems in Greater Boston to Survive Climate Change – 2 – Zeyneb Magav

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
Published on Apr 21, 2018

Massachusetts Sierra Club Greater Boston Group and Biodiversity for a Livable Climate invite you this all-day conference focused on the importance of ecosystem health. Ecosystems across our highly developed region are threatened by climate change. At the same time, local ecosystems can help us to weather the coming climate shocks. Ecosystems are our allies, and there is much that we can do to revitalize them in our yards, streets, neighborhoods, parks, wetlands and waters. Zeyneb Magavi, a lead organizer of Mothers Out Front, will describe these connections.

Keynote speaker Tom Wessels, author of The Myth of Progress, Toward a Sustainable Future, will speak on Self-organization, Co-evolution, Resiliency, and Stability. Self-organization is a natural process—that, as a system grows it also becomes more complex. The talk will focus on how this process works in ecosystems via co-evolution to generate the incredible biodiversity we see in nature. Many examples of regional co-evolved relationships will be used to illustrate how co-evolution works. The talk then shows how this process is a wonderful model for creating sustainable human systems.

In afternoon workshops attendees will meet, connect with and learn from organizations that are practicing restoration and conservation of ecosystems in locations around the Greater Boston region: soils, trees, forests and other plants, wetlands, freshwater streams, lakes and ponds, coastal shores and salt marshes.

The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and most effective grassroots environmental organization. Here in Massachusetts, your local chapter has an over 48-year legacy of protecting the environment with successful legislative, advocacy, and educational campaigns.

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate was founded in 2013 by Jim Laurie, Karl Thidemann, Helen D. Silver, Jane Hammer and Adam Sacks. We saw an urgent need to expand the climate conversation to include the seriously underestimated positive impacts of the biosphere on the climate and physical world. We see how appropriate human approaches to nature may be able to reverse the effects of global warming despite our inability to date to reduce emissions in a timely manner. Our goal is to contribute to planetary regeneration through research, education, collaboration and action to restore essential global biodiversity.

Revitalizing Ecosystems in Greater Boston to Survive Climate Change – 1 – Opening Remarks


Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

Published on Apr 21, 2018
Massachusetts Sierra Club Greater Boston Group and Biodiversity for a Livable Climate invite you this all-day conference focused on the importance of ecosystem health. Ecosystems across our highly developed region are threatened by climate change. At the same time, local ecosystems can help us to weather the coming climate shocks. Ecosystems are our allies, and there is much that we can do to revitalize them in our yards, streets, neighborhoods, parks, wetlands and waters. Zeyneb Magavi, a lead organizer of Mothers Out Front, will describe these connections.

Keynote speaker Tom Wessels, author of The Myth of Progress, Toward a Sustainable Future, will speak on Self-organization, Co-evolution, Resiliency, and Stability. Self-organization is a natural process—that, as a system grows it also becomes more complex. The talk will focus on how this process works in ecosystems via co-evolution to generate the incredible biodiversity we see in nature. Many examples of regional co-evolved relationships will be used to illustrate how co-evolution works. The talk then shows how this process is a wonderful model for creating sustainable human systems.

In afternoon workshops attendees will meet, connect with and learn from organizations that are practicing restoration and conservation of ecosystems in locations around the Greater Boston region: soils, trees, forests and other plants, wetlands, freshwater streams, lakes and ponds, coastal shores and salt marshes.

The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and most effective grassroots environmental organization. Here in Massachusetts, your local chapter has an over 48-year legacy of protecting the environment with successful legislative, advocacy, and educational campaigns.

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate was founded in 2013 by Jim Laurie, Karl Thidemann, Helen D. Silver, Jane Hammer and Adam Sacks. We saw an urgent need to expand the climate conversation to include the seriously underestimated positive impacts of the biosphere on the climate and physical world. We see how appropriate human approaches to nature may be able to reverse the effects of global warming despite our inability to date to reduce emissions in a timely manner. Our goal is to contribute to planetary regeneration through research, education, collaboration and action to restore essential global biodiversity.