Earth Charter International and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh are joining forces to co-organize a hybrid live/virtual event during UW Oshkosh’s annual Earth Charter Week to celebrate Earth Charter +15.
Every year, UWO holds the Earth Charter week, a week of events in the name of the Earth Charter to highlight sustainability issues. This year, UW Oshkosh and Earth Charter International, based in Costa Rica, are co-organizing a hybrid live/virtual event to bring three speakers together to discuss relevant topics. The topics will include sustainability ethics, the Earth Charter and its role in international law, the Wisconsin legacy and contribution to sustainability ethics of Aldo Leopold, and reflections on the state of sustainability in Wisconsin and the world. Some speakers will be physically present with a live audience in Oshkosh, and, at the same time, other speakers and participants will join virtually via Earth Charter International’s online platform.
The format of the event will be a one and half hour lecture with both live and virtual facilitators, three speakers, and a question and answer and group discussion among the speakers.
The event welcomes three esteemed speakers.
Jim Feldman is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and History at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He is the author of A Storied Wilderness: Rewilding the Apostle Islands. His current research and teaching interests include the history and sustainability of radioactive waste management and the campus sustainability movement.
Clare Palmer has written three single-authored books, including Animal Ethics in Context and has just completed Companion Animal Ethics. She has edited or co-edited a number of collections including Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World, and Killing Animals. She was the founding editor of the journal Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion, and held the position of President of the International Society for Environmental Ethics from 2007-2010. She also serves on the editorial board of a number of journals, including Environmental Values, Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, and the new journal Environmental Humanities.
Curt Meine, PhD, is a conservation biologist, historian, and writer who serves as senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation and with the Center for Humans and Nature, and as associate adjunct professor at the UW–Madison. In addition to coordinating the Wisconsin Academy’s original Waters of Wisconsin project, Meine has written several books, including Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work and Correction Lines: Essays on Land, Leopold, and Conservation, and is the on-screen guide in the documentary film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time.