Meeting Archive:
Getting Over Environmentalism: Live Discussion with Paul Kingsnorth and Friends, January 18

If you missed this event, you can hear the full audio here.

Meeting Description:
Has "environmentalism" gone off course? What does sustainability really have to do with a healthy planet? Please plan to join a dialogue with Paul Kingsnorth, author of "Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist" in the current issue of Orion, on January 18th at 4 PM Eastern, 1 PM Pacific.

Kingsnorth feels that environmentalism has effectively died: on the one hand it has been absorbed by the political left, which has diluted its ecocentric message; on the other, it has been taken over by the vision of a new "sustainable economy" which amounts to business-as-usual without the carbon.

Has the movement's original deep connection to nature been lost? Are green projects doing more harm than good? Hear Kingsnorth and authors Lierre Keith and David Abram discuss and expand on these thoughts during this live web event.

This unique opportunity will also allow you to share your thoughts and ask questions of the panelists. It will be moderated by Orion staff and is open to all readers and friends.

Registration is required, so please fill in the blanks below, including the phone number you plan to call in with. This information is helpful to the event moderator and is only intended for use during the event.
Date: Wed, Jan 18, 2012
Time: 04:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Erik Hoffner
 Presenter Information
Paul Kingsnorth
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Paul has been writing about environmental issues for fifteen years, and is a former Deputy Editor of The Ecologist. In 2009, he cofounded the Dark Mountain Project, a cultural and creative response to an age of ecocide. He lives in Cumbria, in northern England. More about him at his website.

Lierre Keith
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Lierre Keith is a writer, small farmer, and radical feminist activist. She is the author of two novels, as well as The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability and the coauthor, with Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay, of Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet.

David Abram
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David Abram is a cultural ecologist and philosopher who lectures and teaches
widely. He is the author, most recently, of Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology, as well as  The Spell of the Sensuous. David’s writing has received various honors and awards, including the Lannan Literary Award for nonfiction; he lives with his two children in the foothills of the southern Rockies.