Planetarium

Science Lecture: "Recycling, Sustainability and Climate Change?"

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

April 18, 2013   7:00 p.m.   "Recycling, Sustainability and Climate Change?" Professor Travis Wagner, USM Department of Environemental Science

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

Dr. Travis Wagner is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Southern Maine.   His research focuses on sustainable material use through the identification anf study of innovative policy approaches to decrease the use of disposal as the default environmental management tool.

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