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Thinking Through Place: Cultural and Ecological Influences on Residing in Vermont

Professor Amy Seidl delivers Annual Seward Weber Lecture in Montpelier on Nov. 17th, 7:00-8:30pm

How should our understanding and appreciation of Vermont’s cultural and ecological history inform the work of the environmental movement? At this year’s Seward Weber lecture, Professor Amy Seidl will draw upon her own personal journey to Vermont to reflect upon Vermont’s “geography of whiteness”, and how we might overcome this barrier in order to fully realize the human potential needed to address the challenge of global warming in Vermont and beyond.

Amy Seidl, PhD is Co-Director of the Environmental Program and a Senior Lecturer in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. As a practiced ecologist, educator, and mother of two girls, Amy Seidl speaks and writes with a lucid and passionate eye about the state of life itself in the Age of Warming. By drawing on her 20 year career studying ecology, evolution, and sustainability, Amy illuminates the historical significance, impacts, and opportunities that come with climate change in the 21st century.

The Annual Seward Weber lecture series is sponsored on alternate years by Audubon Vermont, the Vermont Natural Resources Council, and the Vermont Land Trust, in memory of Seward Weber, who played an influential role in the history and accomplishments of each of these conservation organizations (including serving as VNRC’s first executive director).

Date and Time: Thursday, November 17, 2022; 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, Vermont
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.