Discovering profound connections of life, rocks, and ecosystems over great distances helps us all to achieve helpful if not essential biosphere (environment) literacy. This discipline of Global Ecology, first hinted by polymath and explorer Alexander von Humboldt 220 years ago, leads us to realize that a sustainable, viable Home for us and all other species can only be restored by living a new ethic that keeps biosphere health foremost in our minds, hearts, and actions. Professor Zook will introduce us to some of the courageous and science-based grassroots peoples in nations around the world who are practicing and even prioritizing an earth-centered ethic. Learn from these inspiring global examples and begin to create and practice your own earth-ethics—a personalized green new deal—as if your children’s and grandchildren’s well-being depends on it (because it does).
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Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.