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Events: Student-Organized Environmental Activities

Lecture: "Animals & Rights" (April 2009)

Presented by Dan Hooley
The lecture will explained what rights language is all about, considered arguments in favor of animal rights, and responded to objections raised against these arguments.

Lecture: "Making the Transition to Sustainability" (March 2009)

Presented by Ken Piers, Professor of Chemistry
There are many signs, ranging from those related to the health of the natural environment to the stability of the global economic system, that suggest that modern civilization as we know it today is not sustainable. What exactly do we mean when we talk about a sustainable society? What kinds of changes will be necessary to achieve a civilization that will be sustainable indefinitely? How can such changes be achieved? In this talk we will address some of these issues.