Andrew Revkin (New York Times Blogger), "Greening the Planet: Beyond Woe is Me, Shame on You"

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 ( 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm )

Location: Babbio 122, Stevens Institute of Technology

Contact: 
John Horgan, jhorgan@stevens.edu

"Greening the Planet: Beyond Woe is Me, Shame on You"
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3-4:30 p.m., Babbio Auditorium

By Andrew Revkin, New York Times science and environment blogger.

ABSTRACT:
For too long, environmental movements have been built around negativity. It's all falling apart, and it's someone else's fault. But there's plenty of evidence that, even with a hard-nosed examination of global trends and human failings, we can forge a sustainable path in this century, with young people leading the charge. A starting point is looking for areas of agreement amid all the acrimony. Another is using explosively evolving communication tools to get the right idea to the right place at the right time. Prize-winning journalist and author Andy Revkin lays out a reality-based approach to making progress on a finite planet.

BIOGRAPHY:
Andrew Revkin has covered science and the environment for 30 years in newspapers, magazines, books, documentaries and his New York Times blog, Dot Earth, winning the country's top science journalism awards multiple times. He was a staff reporter at The Times from 1995 to 2009. Since 2010, he has been the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, where he teaches courses on blogging, environmental-science communication and documentary video with a focus on sustainable development. He has written acclaimed books on global warming, the changing Arctic and the fight to save the Amazon rain forest. Revkin has also written three book chapters on communication and the environment and speaks to varied audiences around the world about the power of the Web to foster progress on a finite planet. Two films have been based on his writing – “The Burning Season” (HBO, 1994) and “Rock Star” (WB, 2001). He’s been a performing songwriter and accompanist for Pete Seeger in spare moments since 1991 and recently released his first album of original songs.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Science Writings, Engineers for a Sustainable World, and Stevens Green Team.