- Environmental Science Students Association
- The Three Stages of Environmentalism
The Three Stages of Environmentalism
Presented by the Environmental Science Students’ Association
The 3 Stages of Environmentalism is a storytelling event from each of three generations of environmentalists: one young, one mature, and one bridging the two. Grace Hermansen is a recent UBC graduate and will kickstart the production with her story of the “divestUBC” campaign: an example of youth-led environmentalism. Briony Penn is an acclaimed, award-winning author, academic and environmentalist of epic proportions – her story stems from her most recent book, The Real Thing: The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan, and reminds us that we grow upon the work of generations past. Grand Chief Stewart and Joan Phillip together represent the eldest generation. Stewart as the current director of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and Joan as the past Lands Administrator for the Pentiction Indian Band, are a storied duo and will offer an indigenous perspective inherent to environmental protection in Canada.
This production is an effort to demonstrate environmentalism as multigenerational and to do so in the universal format of story. Featured is a fantastic collection of stories that speak to the challenge of protecting the natural world.