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Thinking Green: Ethics for a Small Planet – Karel Rogers (Grand Rapids)

Date:
April 27, 2011
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org

Description:

Karel Rogers will give a lecture on her new book Thinking Green: Ethics for a Small Planet. In her book Karel goes beyond the “run of the mill environmental books” that offers traditional ways to save the planet. Although her book promotes a green way of life, it goes deeper than the environmentalists’ mantra of recycling, conservation, and self-deprivation to open a vital dialogue on personal and environmental ethics.

Join us for an a fascinating introduction on how to begin working to solve our current global social/environmental/economic crisis, examine the underlying semantic constructs of Americans, and discover the key to to mankind’s long-term viability: promotion of diversity, a commitment to live on current solar income, the habit of renewing resources, and meeting opportunities and problems with information-rich solutions.

Meetings are open to the Public. A moderated discussion will follow the lecture.

After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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About Karel Rogers, PhD

Retired Professor of Biology, former Biology Department Chair, Grand Valley State University

Karel Rogers is Professor of Biology Emeritus of Grand Valley State University and the author of a series of peer-reviewed scientific articles with topics ranging from paleoclimate reconstruction to factors causing the decline of modern amphibians. She is a past president of the board of directors of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council and a frequent guest speaker on topics like human population growth, energy, and global warming. She earned her PhD from Michigan State University and has since held administrative and/or teaching positions at four colleges and universities. She has over thirty years of experience keeping abreast of new information and teaching up-to-date college courses in general biology, genetics, evolution, embryology, environmental science, ethics, and computer science.