Evergreen State College Press Release
Cheryl Genet to Speak on Science, Wisdom, & the Future
Quest for a Flourishing Earth
event is free and open to the public and takes place from 1 p.m. until
2:30 p.m. on June 2 at The Evergreen State College Campus in Seminar 2,
Flourishing Earth Possible? What are the Challenges for Modern
Philosopher, professor, and editor of
Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanity’s Quest for a Flourishing
Earth, Cheryl Genet, Ph.D. will share insights, possibilities, and
further questions as she draws from the expertise and scholarship of 41
authors, whose insights explain the multitude of challenges that face
us, while also relaying hope, vision and solutions for our future.
As the final speaker for the year-long
programs, Business and Sustainability: Myth or Method? and
Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable
we will ask:
What does it mean to live sustainably on a personal, local, and global
How can we take these ideas, and create lives, businesses, and
communities that live sustainably with each other and the Earth?
How can we promote and implement concepts of social change, ethics,
personal and community enrichment, and support our goals in forming
pathways toward cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability?
Genet will explore important themes that arise from conversations among
the book’s authors, including: Our interconnectedness with all life; the
importance of community, relationships, and wisdom; our impact on living
systems and resources of our planet; the urgent need to address our
daunting reality and our future; our scientific cosmology’s capacity to
inform and guide us.
Genet, Ph.D., is the Managing Editor of the Collins Foundation Press (CFP)—the
publishing division of the Collins Educational Foundation (CEF). She is
the director of the CEF’s Science and Humanities Program and its
“Flourishing Earth Project,” a collaborative effort to create a dialogue
about what a flourishing Earth would be like.
The program promotes and supports efforts towards a sustainable future
for ourselves, and the planet we call home. She is a instructor of
World Religions and Philosophy at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo,
California, and pursues research in interfaith relations, cosmological
stories, and understanding our emerging global community.
married to Russell M. Genet, Ph.D., a Research Scholar in Residence at
California Polytechnic State University, Adjunct Professor of Astronomy
College, and Director of the Orion Observatory.
They have written papers, convened conferences, and carried on an
interdisciplinary dialogue about cosmological traditions from the
world’s science and wisdom traditions, raising challenging political,
economic, and social questions about how to apply this information to
real-world challenges. Her presentation, “Science, Wisdom, and the
Future,” is the sequel to Russ Genet’s presentation, tracing humanities
discovery of the cosmos, for the “Cosmology and Consciousness Summer
Lecture Series, 2011,” made possible by the Noosphere Award from The
Evergreen State College Foundation (http://www.evergreen.edu/news/archive/2011/07/noeticslectures.htm).
event was sponsored by:
and Sustainability: Myth or Method?
(an Evergreen program led by Bob McIntosh and Rebecca Chamberlain);
Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business Management (Thuy
Vu), and Evergreen’s academic deans.
Rebecca Chamberlain (360) 866-2141;
Jason Wettstein (360) 867-5213, (360) 451-3167;
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