William Throop to Present "Hope, Coronavirus, and Climate Change: Building the Capacity to Act" Webinar

Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, May 12th.

Join us on Tuesday, May 12th for a webinar presented by William Throop, "Hope, Coronavirus, and Climate Change: Building the Capacity to Act."

One of the great challenges of living amid the turmoil of our times is avoiding despair. The Covid-19 pandemic, global economic fragility, political polarization, and climate disruption are all symptoms of our difficulty making the transition to sustainable living.To flourish in such times, we need to cultivate the skills of hoping well. Hope is sometimes confused with optimism or wishful thinking, but it is better understood as the capacity to motivate action even when the odds of success are low. This webinar will outline the rationale for improving specific hope skills and how these will help us to navigate both the current pandemic and the long emergency of climate change.

William Throop is a member of the Prescott College graduate program faculty. He is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies, Green Mountain College. He also served as Green Mountain’s provost for 12 years, during which he built the national reputation of the College for sustainability education and led the creation of its highly successful graduate programs. He has published widely on environmental ethics and ecological restoration. He served on the board of directors of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for six years, and was elected chair of the board for his last two years. His current book project, Flourishing in the Age of Climate Change, explores the character traits we need to develop in order to successfully address our sustainability challenges and the role that education should play in cultivating those traits.

This program is presented by the MS in Environmental Studies at Prescott College

Join via Zoom:  https://prescottcollege.zoom.us/j/94376932200 (Meeting ID: 943 7693 2200).