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Rethinking Sustainability

April 28, 2009

“As Lewis & Clark and other institutions of higher education embrace sustainability as a goal, the concept and relevant scale become less and less clear,” says Jim Proctor, professor and director of the environmental studies program. “It is worth asking what exactly we are trying to achieve.”

A discourse on the concept and scale of sustainability was at the heart of the opening panel session and successive events at last fall’s 11th annual Symposium on Environmental Affairs. Students, scholars, and community members discussed how sustainability operates in our everyday world as well as the form it takes at the ecological, economic, and social levels.

The Symposium on Environmental Affairs is an annual opportunity for students, faculty, and environmental professionals to share their varied perspectives on environmental issues with the goal of helping to build a more livable world.

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