Posted by: Matthew Hoffmann | May 5, 2015

What’s a professor to do?


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  1. I read this with interest. It was forwarded by my daughter, who is a professor and in that regard studies fracking and is also active as an climate advocate opposing local fracking. She is seeking to also juggle what you write about. Second, I am a dialogue and deliberation practitioner, facilitator of group planning and action and have also pondered your question in terms of how I can and do integrate my work skills with the need for climate action-as a self employed person, no incentives except the need for action. At the same time, I have concluded that the challenge of global warming, so eloquently brought home by your son, requires citizen action. Mother Earth is issuing an invitation to all humans to get involved and our democracy-especially on this issue- demands that as citizens we do more than just vote.

    One place for action that has engaged me productively is Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Volunteers for this group, as you may know, are very active in Canada as well as the US, and focus on generating political will for a livable world by pricing carbon. It is a diverse group: scientists, doctors, engineers, business people, social workers, teachers, academics, etc. It would be great to explore how CCL could tie in to your sustainability dialogues, which looks like a fantastic idea. (www.citizens’climatelobby)

    Thank you again for this post.

  2. Thanks so much for your comment, I’m glad the post resonated. I’ve been hearing great things about the Citizen’s Climate Lobby lately (just last week at a workshop in fact) and look forward to exploring it more in depth.


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