As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Dr. Mitchell Thomashow will deliver his talk, “The Future of Environmental Learning,” at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Global environmental challenges impact all aspects of our lives, both in our local communities and in places near and far. These challenges are directly connected to urgent issues such as global refugees, social and economic justice, and world peace. How we think about these issues is dramatically influenced by social media, internet communications, the future of education, and the future of work. Mitchell Thomashow will discuss new directions in environmental thinking, outlining the challenges we face and the solutions we need.
Dr. Mitchell Thomashow is the author of three influential books, "Ecological Identity," "Bringing the Biosphere Home," and "The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Future." He is a former university president (Unity College in Maine, USA), where he initiated many unique sustainability initiatives. He speaks and consults throughout North America on issues related to sustainability, education, and environment.