The Myth of Progress and Eternal Growth

The Myth of Progress and Eternal Growth

The Open to the Sky project is winding up. Here are the last three events, which will be held from 4pm to 7pm this evening October 15th, at Polhill Park near the visitor’s center across from Bank Square Coffee on the corner of 9D and Main Street.

 

4pm

Global Change and Resiliency

Come join Alison Keimowitz Spodek, professor of Environmental Chemistry at Vassar College to learn about Global Change and Resiliency.

Following on the heels of the People’s Climate March, we’ll use the framework of environmental thresholds and feedbacks to explore how human society can be resilient in the face of them.

No scientific background needed- just an interest in our changing Earth and human interactions with it.

5:30 pm

Ephemera: Stamps, Stories, Art

In the spirit of Sukkot, Dr. Arthur Groten, renowned philatelist, and President of the American Ephemera Society, artists Andrea Moreau and Molly Rausch, will present their work with ephemera.

7pm

The Myth of Progress and Eternal Growth

How the stories we create about our culture form a civil religion of progress, a religion that is fed with vast amounts of cheap energy. Unfortunately, that energy comes mostly from non-renewable sources. A brief chat about the end of industrial civilization by Mark Roland, who blogs at Wigwam, A Home Economy Journal.

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