Planet Vision -- A New Way of Thinking about a Sustainable Future
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Reception at 6pm
Presentation at 7pm
Planet Vision - A New Way of Thinking About a Sustainable Future
Dr. Jonathan Foley, Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences
A noted science communicator, Foley's presentations on global environmental issues have been featured at hundreds of venues, including the Aspen Environmental Forum and TED. Foley leads the greenest museum on the planet and one of the most future-focused scientific institutions in the world.
He has also written many popular articles, op-eds, and essays in publications like National Geographic, the New York Times, Scientific American, The Guardian, Ensia, Yale's Environment 360, and bioGraphic, among others. His research has also been featured on the covers of National Geographic, Nature, and Scientific American.
Foley has won numerous awards and honors, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (awarded by President Bill Clinton); the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Award; the J.S. McDonnell Foundation's 21st Century Science Award; an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship; and the Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America. In 2014, he was named winner of the prestigious Heinz Award for the Environment.
REGISTER HERE to attend in person at RTC, no charge. We will also be catching the live stream in HSS 290.
About the Speaker - Foley joined the Academy in 2014, after spending over two decades leading interdisciplinary, university-based programs focused on solving global environmental issues. Most recently, he was the director of the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota, where he was also a professor and McKnight Presidential Chair of Global Environment and Sustainability. He is also a former professor of the University of Wisconsin, where he founded the Climate, People and Environment Program (CPEP) and the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE).