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How Should We Inhabit the Earth? Reconciling Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Sustainability

November 14, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Peter White, Professor of Biology

Biologist E.O. Wilson has suggested that half the earth be set aside for biodiversity to stem the extinction of diverse species, but how can we design such a solution and how can ecological sustainability be reconciled with other human needs? This talk will explore these critical environmental and ethical issues, with reference also to the pioneering ideas of the ecologist Aldo Leopold.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 9 events for $125.00 ($90.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Phone# 919-942-7373

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November 14, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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