Be a part of the second biennial conference “Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons” at Seattle University on August 7-9, 2016. Confronting the sustainability challenges before us calls for collaboration, exchange of ideas, and exploration of solutions by academics and practitioners across every discipline. “Just Sustainability” will provide that platform!
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Seattle University Learning Communities are one of SU’s hidden treasures. All freshmen living in the dorms, as well as commuter students, are placed into communities centered on a variety of themes. Each community integrates course materials with fun activities that take learning outside the classroom.
Earth and Society is a new Learning Community. Dr. Wes Howard-Brook of the Theology and Religious Studies Department serves as its faculty director. “I wanted to make sure all students in whatever majors could recognize that their relationship with Earth, and with society, is relevant to whatever they’re studying.”
The CEJS will bring together scholars from a variety of fields to advance scholarship and influence policy by examining the interface between natural systems and human activities such as water use, energy and food production, transportation, recreational activities, conservation of biodiversity, restoration ecology, animal welfare, educational attainment, and by examining a host of other features of the social and political landscape that influence the human valuation and use of Earth’s goods and eco-systems.
In July, 2012, author and activist Bill McKibben published an article in Rolling Stones magazine called “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math.” McKibben reminded readers that the countries of the world, through the United Nations, have agreed that we must limit human-induced warming of the planet to 2°C.