About the Talk
How can we respond to the current planetary ecological emergency? Dr. Mitchell Thomashow proposes that we revitalize, revisit, and reinvigorate how we think about our residency on Earth. We must understand that the major challenges of our time—migration, race, inequity, climate justice, and democracy—connect to the biosphere.
About the Speaker
Mitchell devotes his life and work to promoting ecological awareness, environmental learning, improvisational thinking, constructive social networking, and organizational excellence. Currently his passions are teaching and writing, cultivating opportunities and exchanges that transform how people engage with environmental learning, sustainability and the arts.
He is a former university president and professor.
Mitchell’s books have significantly influenced environmental studies education: To Know the World: A New Vision for Environmental Learning, The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus, Bringing the Biosphere Home, and Ecological Identity.
He loves to explore the fields, forests, wetlands, hills and lakes of Northern New England. His recreational interests include basketball, baseball, board games, jazz piano, electronic keyboards, musical composition and recording, guitars, hiking, and lake swimming.
This event is in support of Lakehead university's Year of Climate Action.