Native Plant Trust


Friday, May 1, 2020

Environmental Justice for Botanists

In structuring conservation policies for plant life, biodiversity is often the chief metric used to determine species viability in the wild. This approach to conservation has been critiqued for providing an anthropogenic bias on the value of non-human life. With our focus on merely attaining biological thresholds of species’ viability rather than on species’ abundance (an “ecology of the minimal”), are we acting in an environmentally just manner? Or is there another path? In this class, we will discuss how we can apply environmental justice concepts to methods of conservation for the benefit of life across Earth.

Date/time detailsFriday, May 1, 2020, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
LocationGarden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Program codeBOT1513
Fee$38 (Members)/$45 (Nonmembers)
InstructorMichael Piantedosi
CertificateElective: all certificates



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