Sustainability Expert To Lecture on Careers, Climate Change

Dr. Eban Goodstein of Bard College will discuss environmental studies career paths and responses to climate change in two free, public lectures.
Posted on October 9th, 2019 by

Dr. Eban Goodstein

Dr. Eban Goodstein, the Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College, will be visiting campus to discuss careers, the environment, and climate change on Thursday, October 10. Goodstein will engage students and the public in two lectures. The first will be held at 11:45 a.m. in The Dive and is titled “How to Get a Job Saving the Planet: Sustainability Careers in Business, NGOs, and Government.” The second session will be held at 6 p.m. in Beck Hall 101 and is titled “How to Solve Climate by 2030: We Can Change the Future.”

Goodstein’s background includes a B.A. in geology and a Ph.D in economics, giving him an interdisciplinary lens to view sustainability and the environment. He is the author of multiple books, including a college textbook entitled Economics and the Environment. Goodstein has also coordinated national educational initiatives focusing on climate change that have reached over 2,500 universities, colleges, high schools, and community organizations.

In Goodstein’s morning lecture, he will discuss possible avenues for students who want to focus their career on sustainability. “This is a good fit for students, especially those who maybe are not environmental studies majors but still want to work the environment into their life after Gustavus” said Gustavus Associate Provost and Dean of Sciences and Education Dr. Valerie Banschbach. “He has a great way of grouping the possibilities as far as environmental careers go, as well as giving students specific advice about networking.”

The second lecture, “How to Solve Climate by 2030: We Can Change the Future,” will focus broadly on how to we as a society are going to face climate change head on. The main topics of this lecture will include solar dominance and civic action as the key components to solving this global issue.

All are welcome to attend one or both of these lectures on October 10 at 11:45 a.m. in The Dive and at 6 p.m. in Beck Hall 101.

This event is sponsored by the Provost’s Office, the Center for Career Development, the Environmental Studies Program, the Departments of Geology and Geography, and the student-led Environmental Action Coalition.


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