Making Land Work for Good: A Lecture by Molly Burhans (GoodLands)


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Making Land Work for Good: A Lecture by Molly Burhans (GoodLands)

October 19, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Online (Zoom)

CSD is cosponsoring this upcoming lecture by Molly Burhans from (GoodLands), moderated by Prof. Manan Ahmed (Columbia, History Department). Tuesday, October 19 at 5:30pm ET.


Today, technology and science allow us to measure and track the state of our environment. We now understand the extent of damage caused by human activity and the critical situation in which we find ourselves. Civilization's continuation will be enabled not by our collective regression but by using our best technology, most advanced science, novel collaborations, and creativity to reframe our relationship with nature.

We have everything we need. We just need to be more aware of what we have, be aware of its current impact, and understand its problems and possibilities. Once we understand that, we can fully realize our property's powerful potential to shape the landscapes of our future—and our power to choose whether we will use it to create the just, flourishing future all humanity deserves. We have a choice. Choose to #MakeLandWorkForGood

This event is organized by the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life and cosponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, the Barnard Religion Department, Columbia Religious Life, and the Center for Sustainable Development.