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Wild Ideas Worth Sharing: Global Voices

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM


Missouri Botanical Garden Shoenberg Auditorium, 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

A BiodiverseCity St. Louis Special Partnership Event

Convened since 2013 by BiodiverseCity St. Louis and the network of 100+ organizations it represents, Wild Ideas Worth Sharing returns with global perspectives on ways that cities, communities, and entire cultures can enable a greater diversity of life to survive and thrive.

Saving Plants—Saving Ourselves

Dr. Peter Raven—President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden

Our attainment of a sustainable future depends on human engagement with population levels, consumption levels, technology and Earth’s diversity of living communities. Plant-based conservation and restoration efforts are essential anchors of these efforts.

Monarch Butterfly Conservation: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Dr. Rebeca Quiñonez-Piñón—Forests for Monarchs
Catherine Werner—City of St. Louis Office of Sustainability

Partnerships like these between the La Cruz Habitat Protection Project and Milkweeds for Monarchs: the City of St. Louis Butterfly Project are leveraging public, private and governmental support for the iconic and severely threatened Monarch population. Recovery for this butterfly’s unique migratory pattern depends on (1) restoring milkweeds and nectar plants from Canada to Mexico, and (2) protecting overwintering habitat in central Mexico. These two programs present prime examples of urgent international efforts to both expand and conserve monarch habitat. A delicate species offers a powerful point of public engagement with biodiversity issues!

Educating for Sustainability and the Missing ‘Man’

Dr. Akpezi Ogbuigwe—Anpez Center for Environment and Development, Nigeria

Nations are educating for sustainable development, global citizenship education, climate change, etc. What are we in search of? Could it be a people that will live with a sense of responsibility for their decisions, with respect for the rights of the next person and future generations? Can we indeed educate for a generation that will move in this direction? Are we that generation?

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Missouri Botanical Garden Shoenberg Auditorium
4344 Shaw Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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