“Perspectives on the Environment”: Fall 2000


A Lecture and Dialogue series presenting diverse viewpoints on “environment.”


Sponsored by the Campus-Community Forum and the Allegheny Institute of Natural History



September 9, at 8:30 p.m.: “Native American Perspectives on the Environment”


            Akwesasne Mohawk tribal member Mike Wahrare Tarbell will talk about how Native American perspectives on the environment differ from those of Western Civilization, as well as how they differ among the various tribes across the country.  The event will take place outside on the grounds of the “Pow Wow.”



September 20, at 7:30 p.m.: Controversial Speaker Series: “Jobs versus the Environment”


            Minnesota House of Representatives member Alice Hausman, who sits on the Environment and Natural resources Committee, will talk about the relationship between the economy and the environment and the controversies and issues surrounding the idea that you can’t protect the environment and create jobs.  The event will take place in O’Kain Auditorium.



October 3, at 7:30 p.m.: “Multiple-Use Management of Natural Resources: Local Perspectives”


            Dave Martin, chairperson of Allegheny Alive, a local consortium of civic and municipal leaders, will talk about the viability of the multiple-use management philosophy as a mechanism for achieving sustainability.  The event will be held in Fisher 107.



October 10, at 7:30 p.m.: The Concept of Wilderness and Deep Ecology Principles”


            A representative from the Allegheny Defense Project will talk about such environmental values structures as “Gaia,” “The Land Ethic,” and “Deep Ecology.”  The idea of “wilderness” and what it means to have wilderness will be discussed.  According to Thoreau: “In wildness is the preservation of the world.”  This event will be held in O’Kain Auditorium.



October 17, at 7:30 p.m.: “Community Sustainability and the Natural Step”


            Connie Grenz from Kane Hardwood, national facilitator of the “Natural Step,” will talk about the need to develop better relationships between local communities and business and industry, particularly in the areas of recycling and locally sustainable economies.  The event will be held in Fisher 107.



November 14, at 7:30 p.m.: “The Sportsman’s Role in the Environmental Movement”


            Dick Smith, president of the Warren County Sportsman’s Association will talk about how hunters and fisherman in many ways helped to energize the early environmental movement, and the ways in which they are currently contributing to the movement, as well as their interests in the future.  The event is in Fisher 107.