Monday, November 14, 2011

Prof. Martin Auer to present talk, discussion on sustainability Nov. 14

HOUGHTON -- Dr. Martin Auer Michigan Tech professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will present "The Myth of Sustainability: Life on a Runaway Planet" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Monday, Nov. 14, in G002 Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Building. His talk will be followed by refreshments and discussion.

Sustainability has become THE WORD in environmental affairs, reflecting a call to all of us to commit to preserving the planet for future generations. Some recent studies exploring the relationship between sustainability and the Earth's carrying capacity have reawakened predictions of a future of war, pestilence and famine.

Environmental engineers and scientists have proposed ways to reduce environmental stress on the planet’s carrying capacity. Can we engineer our way out of the approaching doom via the Sustainability Revolution?

The event, open to the public, is co-sponsored by: Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Keweenaw Land Trust, League of Women Voters of the Copper Country, UP Environmental Coalition (UPEC), Friends of the Land of Keweenaw (FOLK).

Admission is free, but a $3 donation is appreciated.

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