The upcoming election: implications for sustainability, science

octmtppostersmallThe School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University will host a panel discussion Tuesday, Oct. 25, on the upcoming election and implications for sustainability and science.

Candidates running for political office in 2016 have differing views about the environment, sustainability and science. Featured panelists will highlight the differences between current Republican and Democrat priorities, and discuss how this election cycle differs from historical treatments of environmental and scientific issues by the parties. While there are many factors that influence the role that these issues will play during this upcoming election, the big question is: Will sustainability and science matter?

The discussion takes place at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason Street, from 5-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 and will include:

•   Peter Backlund, School of Global Environmental Sustainability
•   Michele Betsill, Department of Political Science
•   Ken Shockley, Department of Philosophy
•   Courtney Schultz, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship

Gene Kelly, associate director for Research and Development at SoGES, deputy director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and associate dean of CSU Extension, will serve as moderator.

The panel discussion, part of a Managing the Planet series, is free of charge and open to the public. Visit
the SoGES website for more information.