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.
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.
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.