Little Artshram and the Continual University Series, along with several other Michigan communities and organizations has invited Professor Emeritus Guy McPherson, of the Dept. of Natural resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona to deliver presentations and talks in Michigan. His scholarly work, focused primarily on conservation of biological diversity, has produced 10 books and more than 100 articles. After researching environmental degradation, climate change, and fossil fuel dependency, he discovered that traditional conceptualizations of sustainability are woefully inadequate.
Dr. McPherson left his tenured faculty position after recognizing the extremely untenable, unsustainable pathway we are on is dangerously close to collapse. He now lives in a straw bale house, and is increasing his self sufficiency through organic farming and community resilience. He advises individuals, groups, and communities on how to increase their resilience in the face of economic depression, increasing energy prices, and climate change.
Join Little Artshram and Continual University, and our organizational partners, as we welcome Dr. Guy McPherson to Michigan for a two-week stay:
Saturday, 11 February 2012, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Tribalive, 124 N. Maple St., Traverse City, Michigan. Hosted by Continual University, O’k CSAe, and Little Artshram. Topic: Self-improvement. Event is free and open to the public.
Monday, 13 February 2012, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at North Central Michigan College, Library conference room, Film-showing “Six Degrees that Could Change the World” 7:30 p.m. Dr Guy McPherson “Climate Change and Energy Decline in Northern Michigan: How Can We Make our Communities Durable, and Resilient?” Event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Stevenson Center, Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, Michigan. Hosted by Muskegon Community College. Topic: The myth of sustainability, the importance of durability, and a method for saving the living planet. Event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, 16 February 2012, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Creole Gallery, 1218 Turner St., Lansing, Michigan. Welcoming music provided by Zach Power Topic: Building community resilience in Lansing: food and water. Event is free and open to the public.
Friday, 17 February 2012, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Lansing Community College Gannon Building Room 134, 422 North Washington Square, Lansing, Michigan. Topic: Resilience in Lansing and in your life. Event is free and open to the public, but limited to the first 60 registrants (to register, call 517.862.1559 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Monday, 20 February 2012, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Beaver Island Community Center, Beaver Island, Michigan. Topic: Impacts of climate change and energy decline to Beaver Island: How can we make our community durable and resilient? Event is free and open to the public, and is followed by a free showing of the National Geographic film, Six Degrees Could Change the World.
Wednesday, 22 February 2012, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan. Book reading and signing event for my latest book. Event is free and open to the public.
12 February 2012 through 24 February 2012 various topics and venues throughout North West and Central Michigan. Details forthcoming.
If you’d like to host an additional presentation(s) and you have a venue, please let Dr. McPherson know via email (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
About Little Artshram:
Little Artshram Art – Community Gardening – Environmental Education
Little Artshram inspires and educates people of all ages to live creatively in harmony with nature, through a unique combination of permaculture principles, visual, musical and puppet artistry, service to the natural world, and inclusive social activism. Little Artshram is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
About the Continual University Series:
Continual University Series is a community gathering place, organized to provide re-connection to what we’d like to kindly and gently suggest as a higher education, concerned with how to live wisely and well. Continual U offers assurance and authentication in a variety of subjects. We provide elementary and secondary education, along with undergraduate, postgraduate, and re-education, focused on good ideas for everyday living.
Our goal is to challenge, provoke and inspire you to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and to provide a space for you to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.
Little Artshram and the CU Series has welcomed regional, national and international guest presenters and speakers sharing a variety of topics in the Grand Traverse area since 2010. Thanks to Kristine Morris for recently interviewing Dr. McPherson: Click here for interview!