An educational experience for the public to learn and converse, and reflect about who we are, who we hope to be, and our relationships with one another, with energy and with the environment. The evening includes panel presentations, discussion, and open dialogue for the public.
The event is hosted and moderated by Lila Yoga founder Erica Kaufman. Our three distinguished speakers from Penn State University are:
- Dr Klaus Keller, Department of Geosciences*
- Dr Michael Arthur, Department of Geosciences
- Dr Peter Buckland, Sustainability Institute
*Biographies of each speaker are provided below.
Join us…it’s FREE
April 24, 2015 7-9pm
Lila Yoga Studios
103 E Beaver Av.
State College, PA 16801
Klaus Keller is geoscientist working primarily on two interrelated questions. First, how can we mechanistically understand past and potentially predict future changes in the climate system? Second, how can we use this information to design sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate risk management strategies? He analyzes these questions by mission-oriented basic research covering a wide range of disciplines such as Earth system science, economics, engineering, philosophy, decision science, and statistics. Before joining Penn State, he worked for example at Princeton University and as an engineer in Germany.
Michael Arthur is a geoscientist, farmer, and musician and is attracted to holistic problems. He has spent 25 years at Penn State, having worked at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. He employs geochemistry, sedimentology and stratigraphy in his research, primarily on past global change, and has garnered a number of awards for his work. Most of all, he believes in truth, ethics, and helping others less fortunate than himself. Most recently he served as Co-Director of the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research and has been involved in research on shale gas resources, their benefits and environmental impacts.
Peter Buckland works on the Reinvention Fund at Penn State’s Sustainability Institute. Before joining the Sustainability Institute, he was the Sustainability Director at the Kiski School. This May, Peter will receive his Ph.D. in Educational Theory and Policy. His research and teaching covers sustainability, education, environmental identity, climate change communication and education, and a pet project on environmental ethics in thrash metal from the 1980s to 1990s. Peter also serves on the Sierra Club Moshannon group’s executive committee and enjoys long-distance mountain biking.