Fix or Nix: The Environment & Technology


Mark Hertsgaard in Conversation with Stewart Brand and Winona LaDuke

How can technology best be used to foster environmental sustainability? Journalist Mark Hertsgaard – the environment correspondent for The Nation and author of the recent book, Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth – will raise that question and others at what promises to be a provocative dialogue with two environmental thought leaders: Stewart Brand and Winona LaDuke.

Brand became one of America’s best-known environmental thinkers when he started publishing the iconic Whole Earth Catalog in 1974. More recently, he’s grabbed attention by arguing that environmentalists should rethink their positions on nuclear power, GMOs, and the geoengineering of the planet, ideas laid out in his book, Whole Earth Discipline.

LaDuke, a member of the Anishinaabe nation, is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, food systems, climate change, and environmental justice in Native America. Her most recent book The Militarization of Indian Country from Geronimo to Bin Laden addresses military impacts on Native Americans – from naming to toxic waste dumps.

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Richard & Rhoda Goldman Theater
The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way in Berkeley

Thursday, July 21, 2011
7 p.m., Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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