Finding Common Ground: Ecological Pluralism on the Domain
The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (OESS) and the Center for Religion and Environment (CRE), in collaboration with the School of Theology, propose to host a workshop-conference on conservation and pluralism on the Domain. The workshop will bring together University and community participants, and is expected to contribute to management decisions about the domain and to a wider scholarly conversation on value pluralism in ecology. It is also hoped that a course or courses may emerge from the discussions.
Twenty-five to thirty University educators, administrators, and the students will attend this three-day event, along with representatives of the wider community and an invited facilitator, Ward Cammack. The sponsoring programs — OESS and CRE — will choose a steering committee of interdisciplinary environmental leaders who will determine the workshop’s specific format and attendees. Leaders and attendees will participate in focal groups discussing both potential solutions and practical applications to the Domain. Multiple speakers will help to frame the discussion, introduce outside perspectives, and raise particular considerations and approaches, and the facilitator will help guide conversation towards constructive outcomes.