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 details||Saturday, April 24, 2021, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.|
|Location||Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA|
|Fee||$30 (Members)/$36 (Nonmembers)|
|Certificate||Elective: Basic and Advanced, Botany|