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A realistic, sustainable future

May 8, 2013

This seminar is the last segment of the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and Natural Resource Ecology Lab's 2013 Spring Seminar Series.

In creating a vision for a sustainable future, Limerck encourages us to look at lessons learned from  Western American history.Friday, May 10
11 a.m.-noon
Behavioral Science, Room 131

Idealism can be counterproductive

The Core Values of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Seminar Series presents: "Making peace with posterity: Ways to rescue sustainability from the perils of perfectionism."

This interactive seminar will be presented by Patty Limerick, Ph.D., Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West, University of Colorado.  

Join Limerick on May 10 as she explores ways to learn from the past and overcome the obstacles created by an overly idealized and perfected picture of a sustainable future.

Idealized vision creates obstacles

Limerick will use examples from Western American history to emphasize the value of taking the past seriously in order to take the future seriously.

She will also draw from her work on a recent collaborative grant on natural gas development, from the National Science Foundation Sustainability Research Network, to suggest ways of steering around the obstacles posed by creating too idealized a vision for a sustainable future.

This seminar is the last segment of the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and Natural Resource Ecology Lab's 2013 Spring Seminar Series on Core Values of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability. ESS and NREL are part of CSU’s Warner College of Natural Resources.


Contact: Laurie Richards
E-mail: laurie.richards@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-1991