Native Plant Trust

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

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 reflecting an anthropogenic bias on the value of nonhuman life. With our focus on attaining merely biological thresholds of species’ viability rather than species’ abundance, are we acting in an environmentally just manner? 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 all life on Earth.

Date/time detailsSaturday, April 24, 2021, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
LocationGarden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Program codeBOT1513
Fee$30 (Members)/$36 (Nonmembers)
InstructorMichael Piantedosi
CertificateElective: Basic and Advanced, Botany

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