The Road We Choose Today Impacts Future Generations and Their American Dreams
Superior Woodcraft’s Patrick M. Kennedy will be participating in a panel discussion, “Green Businesses Mean Business; Local Businesses and Sustainability” at Delaware Valley University’s symposium, The Precarious Alliance. Featured speakers include:
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. – Visionary Environmental Activist and Business Leader
James Howard Kunstler – Journalist, Urban Planning Expert, Social Critic
Ted Jojola – Professor, Founder of the Indigenous Design + Planning Institute
Elizabeth Royte – Science and Nature Writer
Seamus McGraw – Author, Journalist, Storyteller
Cris Stainbrook – President, Indian Land Tenure Foundation
Delaware Valley University’s current President, Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan, established The Precarious Alliance as an interdisciplinary forum dedicated to exploring the challenges associated with sustainability, especially the problems posed by adapting human networks and addressing the effects of environmental degradation, economic instability, and social inequalities in local communities and global settings
Committed to promoting cross-disciplinary perspectives, civil dialogue, innovative thinking, and practical solutions, DelVal has since hosted a series of sustainability symposium devoted to such urgent and essential topics as Food (2010), Water (2012), and Energy (2014), drawing together a diverse array of scholars, politicians, business leaders, and environmentalists.
Session 3.4 Green Businesses Mean Business – Local Businesses and Sustainability
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Room 103, Life Sciences Building
America has been celebrated as a beautiful land of bountiful natural resources since its founding. Its colonization and industrialization were fueled by the belief that the land could fulfill “The American Dream,” the hope of a better, richer, and happier life for all people. But is an American Dream that equates progress with prosperity, and democracy with development, a sustainable way forward into the twenty-first century?
The sustainability symposium on “Land and the American Dream” will provide a wide-awake, cross-disciplinary forum of scholars and scientists, business leaders and conservationists, policymakers and environmental advocates, land-use planners and farmers, and social justice activists, among others, interested in examining how competing visions and versions of The American Dream have contributed to an ongoing “precarious alliance” among competing economic, social, and environmental concerns. Moreover, the symposium will be dedicated to exploring the variety of solutions that can contribute to a new, sustainable American Dream. Register here!