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ALPINE Webinar: A Presentation by Tony Hiss, author of "Rescuing the Planet- Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth"
For our next ALPINE webinar, Jim Levitt and Tony Hiss will team up to explore a pair of bold ideas. The first is the audacious large landscape concept,  hatched by Benton MacKaye 100 years ago, to create an Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia.  Levitt will explain how MacKaye's training at Harvard College and as the first graduate of the Harvard Forestry School prepared the ground for his pioneering initiative -- and how it can inspire us to meet the challenges of the 21st century.  Hiss will then consider how the "half-earth" idea championed by the celebrated Harvard biologist Edward O. Wilson -- a thinker every bit as bold as MacKaye -- could help lead us through the current crisis, which is a very real threat to the quality of life on earth.  The solutions, as Hiss will explain, very much depend on the willing collaboration of academics with the private sector, public leaders, inventive NGOs, and very critically, indigenous people. It promises to be a lively and challenging discussion.

Oct 20, 2021 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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