University Activities Board and Eco, MSU’s student sustainability organization, invited students to take part in a discussion and interactive presentation on the future of our planet on April 23.
According to Sean Donovan, human physiology senior and Eco member, the event, Planet Earth: Living Together, was a piece of a three part series that highlighted the natural world and tried to inform people about it.
“We try to increase education about environmental issues for our student body,” said Donovan.
The event highlighted a film from the Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth series, followed by an interactive discussion with MSU professors Tracy Dobson and Stephen Thomas.
Sustainable development, economic growth and people’s impacts on the environment were a few of the topics discussed at the event.
“The heart and soul of it really is education,” said Donovan. “Without (education), nothing is going to make a difference.”
Donovan stated that people are not aware that over-consumption is a problem. He believes that is why education is incredibly important.
“All change gets accomplished one piece at a time, said Donovan. “One person at a time, that’s how change happens.”
Video with Sean Donovan: (video by Heather Talcott)
Get more info! Video with Tracy Dobson, a professor of fisheries and wildlife at MSU: (video by Heather Talcott)
Check out Twitter for live “tweets” of the entire event by Heather Talcott.
By Heather Talcott