Thursday, April 28, 2016

Does Humanity Have a Future?

Monday, May 2, 2016 – 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Where: Leon County Extension Office, 615 Paul Russell Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Author Paul Hanley is dropping into Tallahassee next week. In his new book ELEVEN, this 26-year veteran environmental columnist with the Saskatoon StarPhoenix goes a long way toward demonstrating that virtually “everything that needs to be done to make the world just and sustainable is being done somewhere, successfully, already.”

Paul will be giving a talk and answering questions at Leon Extension next Monday, May 2nd, 6:30-8:15 pm. The talk is free and open to the public without prior registration.

Hanley is a recipient of the Canadian Environment Award (2006) and the Meewasin Conservation Award (2014). He is editor and co-author of Earthcare: Ecological Agriculture in Saskatchewan (Earthcare 1980) and The Spirit of Agriculture (George Ronald 2005).

ELEVEN received the University of Saskatchewan President’s Award for Non-fiction (2015) and the ABS North America Award for Distinguished Scholarship (2015).

Anyone interested in the future of the earth and humanity will find it enlightening and inspiring to hear Paul's review of existing proof-of-concept "solutions" in various places around the world. These include local farmer-initiated projects to restore abused and degraded lands to productive ago-ecosystems using techniques of “restoration agriculture,” including conservation practices that get water back into arid landscapes that have been driven into desertification.

Paul also addresses resource depletion, caused by unsustainable increases in waste/pollution, population growth, and of course climate change. He discusses “proof-of-concept” examples of rethinking our prevailing socio-economic systems to enable humanity to embrace restorative solutions that already exist.

Paul is the father of FSU Assistant Professor of History Will Hanley. The talk is being sponsored by the Indianhead Acres Neighborhood EcoTeam, and hosted by Leon Extension.

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