The annual Aiken Lectures will address:
Environmental sciences and public policy: bringing interests together.
As you might guess, we strongly urge you to attend as many
of these sessions as you can, especially the evening KEYNOTE
at 7 PM Billings CC theatre.
Climate-Friendly Industry: Making Sense, Making Money
L. Hunter Lovins, President, Rocky Mountain Institute,
GOOD SPEAKER ! I HAVE HEARD HER SEVERAL TIMES.
* How can we achieve climate protection at a
profit--rather than at a cost?
* Why should the private sector take the lead in
realizing climate protection?
* How can we purge the market of barriers that
prevent climate-friendly operation?
SPECIAL NOTE: AN ECOLOGICAL RULE-VIOLATION WILL OCCUR THAT
DAY. CONT'EDUCATION IS OFFERING A FREE LUNCH TO STUDENTS
WHO WANT TO CHAT WITH THE SPEAKERS! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED
PLEASE RSVP ASAP TO ME. ("NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH?")
The morning session is about SUSTAINABILITY... a good
integrating topic. We'll take a vote if you want to go
to the lecture and skip our regular class.
Sustainability in Rural Community Development: What Can
Stephen Edwards, Director--Sustainable Use Initiative,
International Union for Conservation of Nature and
Natural Resources, Washington, DC
* How does sustainable use link conservation and
* What can be learned from examples of
community-based management of wild, living
resources in third-world countries?
* What is meant by accountability in conservation
Rural Development: Critical Issues for New England
Roberta Harold, VT/NH State Director, USDA Rural
* How can the profit motive preserve open
* What are the links between livable wage employment
and productive communities?
* How does preserving a community's historical
infrastructure aid environmental sustainability?
for more information see: http://uvmce.uvm.edu:443/aiken.html