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Environment / Sustainability

SoGES Distinguished Author Series presents Philip Cafaro

November 20, 2013

Cafaro, CSU professor of Philosophy, will discuss his latest book, Life on the Brink, 4-6 p.m. Dec. 5, in Room 108 Johnson Hall.

Colorado State University’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability presents the first in its Distinguished Author Series for the 2013-14 academic year on Dec. 5.

Philip Cafaro, a professor of Philosophy at CSU, will discuss his latest book, Life on the Brink, 4-6 p.m. in Room 108 Johnson Hall, on the Oval on the campus of CSU. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Life on the Brink aspires to reignite a robust discussion of population issues among environmentalists, environmental studies scholars, policymakers, and the general public. Some of the leading voices in the American environmental movement restate the case that population growth is a major force behind many of our most serious ecological problems including global climate change, habitat loss and species extinctions, air and water pollution, and food and water scarcity. As we surpass 7 billion world inhabitants, contributors argue that ending population growth worldwide and in the United States is a moral imperative that deserves renewed commitment.

Cafaro’s other books include Virtue Ethics and the Environment and Thoreau’s Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue

For more information about this author reception, contact Kristin Pintauro at (970) 492-4155, email, or visit the SoGES website.