Talk at Drexel U on Sustainability, Climate Change, Public Policy and Environment

This is more important today than it was two weeks ago. I wonder why. That’s not a coy statement. It’s real.


The Center for Public Policy’s course Sustainability and Public Policy is pleased to open three of its guest lectures to a wider audience during three Monday evenings in November. All lectures are from 6 – 8:50 p.m. in PISB 109 (NE corner of 33rd and Chestnut).

November 21st: Sustainability, Politics, and Policy for our (Non-Partisan) Common Future

6:00 PM-8:50 PM

How can we engage students and the public to think critically about politics and the environment in a non-partisan fashion? One answer is to approach the issue with historical perspective.

From 1970-1992 saw major US national legislation on topics ranging from clean water to climate change. But since 1994, the country has passed no significant environmental laws, and the dialog on the environment has become extremely partisan.  Why? And what
does the divide bode for our common future? To advance the conversation, the Politics & Environment Education Project coordinates non-partisan talks on on the shift in US environmental dialog from bi-partisan consensus to partisan gridlock and possibilities
for creating better dialogues and deliberations.

Peter Buckland, Penn State’s Sustainability Institute, Bard Center on Environmental Policy’s Non-Partisan Politics & Environment
Education Project



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