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NYU’s Educating for Sustainability Lecture: Jonathan Foley “Can We Feed a Growing World and Still Sustain the Planet?” Feb. 26

February 19, 2013
N-189, 2012-13

WHO:  Jonathan Foley, Director of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment

WHAT:  Public lecture: “Can We Feed a Growing World and Still Sustain the Planet?”

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 6-7:30 PM

WHERE:  NYU Kimmel Center for University, 60 Washington Square South, Room 914, NYC. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A,C,E,B,D,F,M (West 4th Street).

The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP online.

For more information about the Educating for Sustainability series, or other NYU Sustainability programming, please call 212.998.1073 or go to www.nyu.edu/sustainability/.

Increasing global population, incomes, dietary consumption and biofuel use are placing unprecedented demands on the world's agriculture and natural resources. Today, approximately a billion people are chronically malnourished, while our agricultural systems are concurrently degrading land, water, biodiversity and climate on a global scale. To meet the world's future food security and sustainability needs, food production must grow substantially while, at the same time, agriculture's environmental footprint must shrink dramatically. In this presentation, Professor Foley will discuss new solutions to this dilemma, showing that tremendous progress could be made to this vexing problem.

Jonathan Foley is the director of the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of the Minnesota, where he is a professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. He also leads the IonE’s Global Landscapes Initiative.

Foley’s work focuses on the sustainability of our civilization and the global environment. He and his students have contributed to our understanding of global food security, global patterns of land use, the behavior of the planet’s climate, ecosystems and water cycle, and the sustainability of the biosphere. This work has led him to be a regular advisor to large corporations, NGOs and governments around the world.

The Educating for Sustainability series, which brings environmental scholars and leaders to NYU for public lectures, is cosponsored by the NYU Sustainability initative and the Environmental Studies program.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events, Sustainability

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

Lecture: Jonathan Foley “Can We Feed a Growing World and Still Sustain the Planet?” Feb. 26

Jonathan Foley, Director of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment


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