2017 Daffodil Lecture: Taking the Road Less Traveled to a Sustainable Future

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:30pm
Campus Center Auditorium

As our society races down the superhighway of consumption and natural resource use, we seem oblivious to road-side historical markers and flashing “climate change” lights. It is time to make a right turn at the exit marked grateful stewardship and voluntary simplicity (central tenets of Native American culture) to the less traveled way and a verdant, hopeful future.

Professor Barten has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst since 1997. His research interests and teaching portfolio include: forest and wetland hydrology, sustainable forest management, environmental history, and Native American and Indigenous studies.