Every region of the United States is seeking a sustainable pattern of growth. Professor Angela C. Halfacre, in her talk at the Sustainability CAFe at Clemson University, will present “A Delicate Balance: Constructing a Conservation Culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry,” which overviews how growing numbers of Lowcountry South Carolina residents have sought to sustain and conserve the rapidly growing region’s distinctive sense of place including its fragile ecology, natural beauty, and traditional land-based livelihoods. In a dialogue with the CAFe, participants will explore and consider lessons can be learned from the Lowcountry for the Upcountry South Carolina and the American South. How is a conservation culture scalable? How do you make conservation a reality in the ideologically conservative American South?
The Sustainability Café is designed to develop and strengthen the network of people who are involved in sustainability research and/or advocacy and to build the social capital needed to address the most pressing issues of the 21st century. Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to participate in these discussions in order to benefit from the rich, diverse knowledge base present in Clemson's community and to offer an opportunity for direct communication with members of the President's Commission on Sustainability.
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