Matthew Cohen, an assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences at Furman University, will speak on “Sustainability: What Is It and What Might It Mean for Greenville?” Wednesday, April 18 at the High Noon lecture series.
His talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman.
While sustainability is often conflated with environmentalism and “going green,” Cohen will talk about how it is really so much more. He will present an overview of sustainability science and then show how this perspective can uncover not-so-hidden dilemmas in the Greenville community, anticipate future changes and plan for a desirable future for all.
Cohen is a graduate of Centre College in Kentucky and joined Furman in 2015 after completing a Ph.D. in sustainability from Arizona State University, where he was a member of the Sustainability Transition and Intervention Research Lab. His interests lie in envisioning sustainable futures and solving complex sustainability problems that society faces today.
This is the final lecture of the spring. The High Noon series will resume in the fall.
All lectures begin at noon and last one hour. The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area.
A complete schedule of the spring High Noon events can be found here.