The Rise of the Green Economy: Environmental Sustainability, Development, and Equity

Panel Discussion
Suggested donation $10

Margaret Swedish is a writer, speaker, advocate for ecological wholeness, a culture worker, and spiritual seeker. Janet Redman is the Director of the Climate Policy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where she provides analysis of the international financial institutions’ energy investment and carbon finance activities. Jim Blackburn is a practicing environmental lawyer and Professor of the Practice in Environmental Law in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University where he serves as the Director of the Undergraduate Minor in Energy and Water Sustainability. Makani Themba is the Chief Strategist at Higher Ground Change Strategies. Moderator Tom Ricker is the Director of Communications at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

Available on from 2–4pm are Plant it Forward Tours and the Farmers Market at the University of St. Thomas Farm. There will be food from Cuchara and Yeti Sunshine, music, a bookstore, and artistic experiences on the grounds. 


To see a full list of the symposium events, click here. Download the symposium brochure here.

Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 PM

Explore emerging economic models in depth, incorporating voices from the arts, spirituality, and human rights sectors.