Let’s Talk About It - The Science of Sustainability
LocationVirtual Engagement Opportunity
Date & Time7:00pm CDT April 27
ContactSerena Bettis P’23
7:00pm CDT April 27
Virtual Engagement Opportunity
The Alumni Association has established a Social Justice Series within its Book Club program called “Let’s Talk About It.” A selection of books was voted on and three of them were chosen for this series called The Science of Sustainability. A panel-led discussion will be offered with each title in the series. Participants are encouraged to submit comments and questions to help drive the conversation. You do not need to read the book to participate, although it helps to have the context for the conversation.
Our panel for this title will be as follows:
- Veronica Johnson, Sustainability Coordinator at Southwestern University
- Molly O’Hara Pilarski ’12, Sustainability Manager Region Americas, Sika
- Charles (Charlie) Stern ’04, Specialist in Natural Resources Policy at the Congressional Research Service
ABOUT THE BOOK: Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist, a brilliant writer, a passionate teacher, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. In The Story of More, she illuminates the link between human habits and our imperiled planet. In concise, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions – from electric power to large-scale farming to automobiles – that, even as they help us, release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere like never before. She explains the current and projected consequences of global warming–from superstorms to rising sea levels–and the actions that we all can take to fight back. At once an explainer on the mechanisms of global change and a lively, personal narrative given to us in Jahren’s inimitable voice. The Story of More is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.