Take Nature as the Measure: The Search for Sustainability
Join us for a conversation between Wes Jackson, one of the founders of the sustainable agriculture movement, author Robert Jensen, as well as UBC professors Ramana and Hannah Wittman. In more than four decades as president of The Land Institute, Wes Jackson became widely known as one of the founders of the sustainable agriculture movement for his work on perennial grains and Natural Systems Agriculture. Learn about Jackson’s ideas to advance sustainable agriculture and the other dramatic changes necessary if we are to effectively address climate change and other ecological crises and create a sustainable and just society for all to thrive.
Please register in advance. Zoom webinar details will be emailed to registrants ahead of time.
Date and time: Wednesday April 21, 2021 from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM PST
Moderator: Paige Inglis, Student, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs
- Wes Jackson, founder and president emeritus of The Land Institute.
- Robert Jensen, author of The Restless and Relentless Mind of Wes Jackson: Searching for Sustainability
- Hannah Wittman, Professor, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC
- M. V. Ramana, Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, UBC
Presented in partnership with: The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs; Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm; Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability; Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences; and UBC Sustainability