Tag Archives: environment

One hiker’s exploration of the Appalachian Trail

Over the course of 11 years, Alan Richardson, a professor of English at Boston College, hiked the entire Appalachian Trail (AT), a nearly 2,200-mile journey that extends from Georgia to Maine. His approach was unique. Rather than hike from one … Continue reading

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Robin Wall Kimmerer on indigenous wisdom and science

Robin Wall Kimmerer will give a lecture based on her nonfiction book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (Milkweed Press), on December 1 at 7 p.m. (ET). Her presentation will be in webinar format followed … Continue reading

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Memory, history, race, and the American landscape

Educator and Earth historian Lauret Savoy will give a presentation on her book Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape on March 17 at 7 p.m. The virtual Lowell Humanities Series event will include a moderated discussion and audience … Continue reading

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Green bioethics

In her book Principles of Green Bioethics: Sustainability in Health Care (Michigan State University Press, 2019), author Cristina Richie lays out a framework for evaluating the sustainability of medical developments, techniques, and procedures. She calls for a joining of biomedical … Continue reading

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Water ethics

Christiana Zenner of Fordham University, whose research is at the nexus of fresh water ethics, ecological theory, earth science, and Catholic social teaching, will give a public lecture on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Zenner … Continue reading

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Mary Robinson on climate justice

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will give a talk on the subject of her new book Climate Justice—Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018) on Sept. … Continue reading

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The Challenge of “Us” in Ecological Times

Theologian Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., a professor emerita at Fordham University, will present the 18th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture on Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall, room 511. In her talk, titled “The Challenge of ‘Us’ in Ecological Times,” … Continue reading

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The ethics of food and the health of the planet

University of Virginia Professor of Religion, Ethics & Environment Willis Jenkins will give an address on “The Ethics of Food and the Health of the Planet” on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. A co-director of the Institute for … Continue reading

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Environmental Martyrdom and Defenders of the Forest

Award-winning writer and environmental justice advocate Rob Nixon will present “Environmental Martyrdom and Defenders of the Forest” on Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Murray Function Room at the Yawkey Athletics Center. Nixon is the author of four books, including Dreambirds: the … Continue reading

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Dr. Philip Landrigan, children’s health advocate

Dr. Philip Landrigan, one of the world’s leading advocates of children’s health whose pioneering research on the effects of lead poisoning in children contributed to the U.S. government’s decision to remove lead from gasoline and paint, will present “The Impact … Continue reading

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