Harvard Divinity School

February 7, 2018
HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge
Join the Planetary Health Alliance for an inspiring event showcasing innovative and scalable solutions to the big, ugly, planetary health problem of plastic pollution. Author Terry Tempest Williams will frame a discussion of how we move forward in the face of grievous environmental degradation – such as that highlighted in our Feb. 6 Albatross screening – towards actionable solutions to these environmental challenges. Featuring Shaun Frankson, co-founder of The Plastic Bank, and George Serafeim, Associate Professor at Harvard Business School, this discussion will explore The Plastic Bank model of buying plastic waste from individuals, recycling it, and reselling it at a premium to corporations for social and environmental impact.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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November 15, 2017
Common Room, CSWR, 42 Francis Ave., Cambridge
Eduardo Kohn, author of the book How Forests Think and associate professor of Anthropology at McGill University, will discuss his research on three projects in and around the tropical forests of Ecuador whose goal is to capacitate "sylvan" thought, which may provide insight into the planetary human-driven ecological devastation that some call the “Anthropocene.” Sponsored by the Center for the Study of World Religions.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:15pm to 8:00pm
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September 14, 2017
Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave., Cambridge
To honor the life of Henry David Thoreau in the year of his 200th birthday, Harvard Divinity School will host Laura Dassow Walls, author of Henry David Thoreau: A Life and Richard Higgins, author of Thoreau and the Language of Trees to discuss Thoreau's life and work. Respondents include Barry Andrews, a Unitarian Universalist minister who is the author of several books on Transcendentalism and a longtime participant in the Thoreau Society, and Terry Tempest Williams, who is an author, conservationist, and activist who will be a writer-in-residence at HDS during the 2017–18 academic year.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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A principal purpose of the metadiscipline of environmental humanities is to promote the cultural transformations necessary for reducing ecological devastation and anticipating an increasingly uncertain and potentially traumatic future. The Harvard Global Institute Environmental Humanities Initiative (HGI EHI) is dedicated to developing a multifaceted interdisciplinary research program focused on how human communities from earliest times to the present, within and across national borders, grapple with ecological challenges.


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