Wednesday, June 12, 2013

George Monbiot - A New Future for Nature

Environmental author George Monbiot recently spoke at The RSA about his newest book, Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding (not yet released in the U.S., but Amazon has some copies). Monbiot is also author of Manifesto for a New World Order (2006) and Bring on the Apocalypse: Collected Writing (2008). On the political side, "he is the founder of The Land is Ours, a peaceful campaign for the right of access to the countryside and its resources in the United Kingdom. In January 2010, Monbiot founded the website which offers a reward to people attempting a peaceful citizen’s arrest of former British prime minister Tony Blair for alleged crimes against peace."

A New Future for Nature

6th Jun 2013

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Journalist and environmentalist George Monbiot visits the RSA to tell the story of his efforts to re-engage with nature and discover a new way of living. Drawing upon remarkable new scientific discoveries, he lays out a new, positive environmentalism, in which nature is allowed to find its own way.

By restoring and “rewilding” our damaged ecosystems on land and at sea, he argues, we can repair the living planet, create ecosystems in the UK as profuse and captivating as any around the world, and bring wonder back into our lives. Join George Monbiot at the RSA as he argues for a mass restoration of the natural world - and makes a powerful call for us to reclaim our own place in it.

Speaker: George Monbiot, journalist, environmentalist and author of Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding (Allen Lane, 2013)

Chair: Tony Juniper, independent sustainability and environment adviser and author of What has nature ever done for us? (Profile, 2013).

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