Biologist E.O. Wilson stated “The great challenge of the 21st century is to raise people everywhere to a decent standard of living while preserving as much of the rest of life as possible.”

Can we share and sustain the planet while lifting even more people into a better life? The answer is revealed by the inspiring success stories we call ECOLOGICAL HANDPRINTS.

Professor Emeritus Rocky Rohwedder will take us around the world as we explore affordable, locally derived, women powered, and ecologically sound ways to tackle energy poverty while also lowering carbon footprints.

Friday, August 28th from 12-1 PM on Zoom:

If you are using your phone (instead of your computer) to join the call, you will first need to download the Zoom app.

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Bio: Rocky Rohwedder, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Geography, Environment, and Planning at Sonoma State University. Over the past decade Dr. Rohwedder has taught and conducted research in dozens of countries all over the world. For more than thirty years he has been a university professor of environmental science as well as an international consultant and keynote speaker. He has also served as a professor on multiple voyages with Semester at Sea.

Nobel Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu succinctly described Ecological Handprints as “affordable, locally-driven, and market-based solutions that lift humanity out of poverty while also lowering our ecological footprint. They’re brilliant!”