Creating the Next Conservation Movement—Or Do We Even Need One?

Event Date: 
February 23, 2012











"Conservation" and "environmentalism" are in danger of becoming our grandfathers’ words. The environment ranks close to the bottom when Americans are polled about their top concerns, and the percentage of those who identify themselves as conservationists has slipped substantially in the last five years. How can we build a new U.S. conservation and environmental movement to meet the challenges of the new century...or is the desire to mainstream environmentalism just a symptom of the problem?


  • Ted Nordhaus, Breakthrough Institute
  • Sanjayan, The Nature Conservancy
  • Michael Shellenberger, Breakthrough Institute
  • Gernot Wagner, Environmental Defense Fund

Registration Pricing

  • Member $0
  • Student / Postdoc / Fellow Member $0
  • Nonmember $20
  • Student / Postdoc / Fellow Nonmember $10

This event is the second installment of the four-part Discourses on Nature and Society Series. In this series, the New York Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy explore the relationship between conservation and our increasingly urban existence.


Event Details
Contact Name: 
ChunYeung Au
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