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Energy: A Perception of Human Culture and History

Living Wisdom
Friday, October 30, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Stephanie Rupp

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology, City University of New York-Lehman College

Contemporary urban life is marinated in energy. Strings of lights along the highway; the cooling power of an air conditioner; the surge of jet engines at takeoff; the beeping and buzzing of phone calls and text messages: energy powers our world. Yet energy is as invisible as it...

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How Traditional Knowledge Can Help Save the Planet

Living Wisdom
Friday, September 11, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Simon Ortiz

  • Regents' Professor of English and American Indian Studies, Arizona State University

Ed Dee

  • Doctoral Student, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Chris Rainier, Moderator

  • Director, Global Program for Traditional Knowledge and Sustainability, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Walton Sustainability Fellow, Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, Arizona State University

What does traditional ecological knowledge mean? What role can it play in today’s world? Can local traditional knowledge solutions be scaled to a global platform? How do traditional knowledge stories play a role in teaching future generations to treat the planet and all of its elements in a different way?...

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