Recycling, Sustainability, and Climate Change?

SCIENCE LECTURE:  Thursday, April 18, 2013   7:00 p.m.


Presenter:  Dr. Travis Wagner
USM Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy

World in hands


While recycling is often portrayed as personal virtue, Dr Wagner will discuss the importance of source reduction and recycling in a resource-constrained world by using the example of a single-use propane camping cylinder to demonstrate the relevance to climate change and our misundestanding of the basic principles of sustainability.


Dr. Travis Wagner is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at USM.  His research focuses on sustainable materials use through the identification and study of innovative policy approaches to decrease the use of disposal as the default environmental management tool.