Ideas for a Better World-Sustainability Strategies Workshop Series
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm, G10 Biotechnology Bldg., Cornell University, 526 Campus Rd., Ithaca, NYcomments share
Ideas for a Better World - Sustainability Strategies Workshop Series
Thursday, October 29, 2015
G10 Biotechnology Bldg Cornell University 526 Campus Rd., Ithaca, NY
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Green Vision: Empowering Diverse Minds Toward Sustainability
Diverse views create better solutions to common problems
From Scarcity to Abundance
Cultivating Diverse Leadership for Ecologically Sound, Inclusive & Just Communities
Treijon Johnson ‘17, Environmental Science and Sustainability Major
Environmental racism and what we can do to combat it. Minorities are currently losing a fight for environmental justice that they don't even know they are taking part of. With minorities being forced to live in high polluted areas, not only are they suffering from the affects of these unsafe conditions, but they are more worried about feeding themselves than poor water and air quality. They are blindsided by this issue because of a lack of institutional support and a lack of environmental literacy. Society should champion a more diverse sustainability movement in order to help alleviate this problem. Diverse views create better solutions to common problems. We can create this atmosphere by finding ways to encourage sustainability clubs on campus to seek out diversity.
Margo Hittleman ’81, PhD ’07. Co-founder and Coordinator of the Natural Leaders Initiative, Senior Fellow with Dorothy Cotton Institute
It’s well-accepted that without widespread diverse relationships, biological systems are weak and vulnerable to collapse. Similarly, “diversity” in the social realm is not just a buzz word or moral good; it is a requirement for a sustainable future. Fortunately, there’s no scarcity of leadership if you know how to cultivate the large, untapped pool of “natural leaders” that exists all around you. “From Scarcity to Abundance” will present tools, strategies and frameworks that you can use to more successfully grow a diverse, leader-full organization, while simultaneously furthering your organization’s mission, goals and work.
Register at http://tinyurl.com/IdeasBetterWorld (printed ticket NOT required)
Light refreshments will be served.
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