On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, all faculty, staff, students, and the general public are invited to a videotaped presentation of “Rethinking Green”. The presentation, sponsored by the Library and Student Life, will be in the Science Dome (RAI 263) from 1:00 to 2:30, followed by 30 minutes of discussions in the lobby over snacks provided by Student Life.
Rethinking Green was a lecture given by Stewart Brand at a seminar hosted by The Long Now Foundation in San Francisco, October 9, 2009.
Stewart Brand is a long-time environmentalist. Between 1968 and 1972 he produced The Whole Earth Catalog which focused on self-sufficiency, ecology, do-it-yourself and holism. The cover showed a picture of Earth taken from space after Brand had initiated a public campaign to have NASA share the image.
In 2010, his most recent book, Whole Earth Discipline, was published. This book proposes solutions to many problems, based on current understandings. They do not necessarily agree with typical environmentalist positions.
In 1996, Brand was one of the founders of The Long Now Foundation. The Long Now Foundation focuses on long-term thinking which they consider to be the past 10,000 years through the next 10,000 years (hence, their dates have 5 digits instead of 4). Among their activities are monthly seminars by leading thinkers.
The goal of this presentation is to share ideas that do not typically exist in the media with the hope of generating a robust follow-up discussion for those who enjoy engaging with different ideas.
Please join us for a thought-provoking talk and stimulating discussion!