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A Transparent Future for Sustainability
Location: John S. Toll Science Center
CHESTERTOWN, MD—On Thursday, February 5, sustainability expert Craig Hanson will speak at Washington College about “Radical Transparency and the New Era of Environmentalism,” discussing trends in global natural resource management. The presentation will take place at 5 p.m. in Litrenta Lecture Hall, the Toll Science building, and is free and open to the public.
Hanson will discuss how the convergence of advanced satellite technologies, smart phones, and networks of connected citizens is laying a foundation for revolutionizing sustainable development. The convergence is impacting forests, water, and other planetary resources, ushering in an era of “Radical Transparency” he argues.
Hanson is the Global Director of Food, Forests, and Water Programs at the World Resources Institute (WRI). WRI is a global non-profit research organization that develops and promotes sustainable management of natural resources. He is involved deeply in the organization’s financial and programming development and co-created its Global Forest Watch and Forest Legality Alliance among many others programs. He also co-authored the World Resources Report, Creating a Sustainable Food Future.
Hanson’s talk is part of the McLain Lecture Series, which enhances College programming of scientific, social and artistic importance in the study of the environment.
–Catalina Righter ’17