Please join us for this year's annual meeting for Androscoggin Land Trust. We will be virtual again for the safety of our members and guests. Join us to listen to our wonderful keynote speaker, celebrate this year's award winners, and welcome a new slate of board members. And of course, learn about how we have been focusing on our land conservation mission this past year.
Keynote speaker: Mitchell Thomashow, author of "To Know the World" How can we respond to the current planetary ecological emergency? In To Know the World, Mitchell Thomashow proposes that we revitalize, revisit, and reinvigorate how we think about our residency on Earth. First, we must understand that the major challenges of our time—migration, race, inequity, climate justice, and democracy—connect to the biosphere.
Mitchell Thomashow is a writer, educator, and environmentalist focused on innovations in sustainability and environmental learning. Thomashow was the chair of the Environmental Studies program at Antioch University from 1976 to 2006 and the president of Unity College in Maine from 2006 to 2011. From 2011 to 2015, he was the director of the Presidential Fellows Program at Second Nature, a US-based organization that works with post-secondary institutions on sustainability teaching. From 2011 to 2018, Thomashow consulted with colleges and universities on both sustainability and environmental studies curriculum and programs. He has held fellowships at Second Nature in Boston and Philanthropy Northwest in Seattle.He takes complex concepts and highlights their essence, then cultivates ideas (both his own and others) to empower diverse and creative interpretations. He is imaginative and visionary in how he thinks about environmental learning, making connections between diverse fields, and integrating multiple viewpoints and concepts. In addition to writing, he presents, advises, and teaches with institutions across the globe.