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E-M:/ two talks at MSU tomorrow, Tuesday February 26

"Education and the Earth Charter" 


Dr. Laurie Thorp Resource Development, MSU and


Kristin Small, Lansing Public Schools Tuesday, February 26th

3:00 p.m.

108 Bessey Hall


Open to public as part of course RD 491 " Earth Charter: Pathway to a Sustainable Future"


Kristan Small, 4th grade teacher in the Lansing School District and Laurie Thorp, MSU Department of Resource Development will talk about their unique partnership that grew out of a school garden. Together they will entertain the following question: To what extent does the educational system aid and abet human-nature dissociation and concomitant worldview that threatens our very existence?




Sponsored by: The University Committee for a Sustainable Campus, Resource Development Dept., College of Agriculture and Natural Resources  


Food for Thought:  The Land Grant University and Sustainability


Campus wide Conversations Over Lunch invites


Terry Link,  Director MSU Office of Campus Sustainability 


Tuesday, 11:30 - 1 February 26th International Center, Spartan C



"Earth Charter: A Global Ethic in the Making"


Terry Link is the Chair of the University Committee for a Sustainable Campus, and Director of the MSU Office of Campus Sustainability, an EPA funded initiative.  He has been environmental studies and public policy librarian for most of his 20 years at MSU and is Head of the Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture Library. He founded and was first chair of the American Library Association's  Task Force on Environment, an has written and spoken frequently on the intersection of information, public policy, and the environment. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Bailey Scholars Program in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. With Dr. Laurie Thorp, he is teaching RD 491 this semester that is focusing on the Earth Charter www.earthcharter.org 







Terry Link, Director

Office of Campus Sustainability

525 S. Kedzie

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824