CBD 2021: Contemplative Environmentalism with Paul Wapner
How can we live meaningfully in this moment of environmental intensification? This session will reflect on the interface between our inner lives and planetary realities, and explore how contemplative practice can assist in finding greater purpose, sensitivity, and sanity in our environmental efforts. Environmental issues challenge not simply our technological, economic, and political lives but also our very identities as human beings. Please join us for an interactive session dedicated to the profundity of environmental challenges and the rewards of greater self-awareness.
Paul Wapner is Professor of Global Environmental Politics at American University. His research focuses on environmental ethics, climate suffering, activism, and contemplative environmentalism. He has published six books and numerous articles. His latest book, Is Wildness Over? (Polity 2020), was chosen by Progressive Magazine as one of its top favorite books of 2020. Paul co-teaches summer workshops on the relationship between spirituality and environmental engagement at the Lama Foundation (www.earthlovego.org). He also serves on the board of RE-volv, an organization that finances and installs solar energy panels on the roofs of nonprofits.