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Catholic Perspectives on Care for Creation
February 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Religions have views of beginnings and endings. Both relate to creation, and its many manifestations and processes, both seen and unseen. Panelists will discuss how Catholicism relates to perspectives, processes, and problems that they study.
Alfonso Morales (UW-Madison Department of Planning & Landscape Architecture) will discuss his work with farmers markets developing ecosystem services measures to communicate climate-smart food production practices.
Emily Burke (UW-Madison Department of Sociology, Ph.D. Candidate) will discuss her work on the Catholic Church’s untapped potential for climate action, and the difference in climate change communications between Catholic leaders and laity.
Reba Luiken (UW-Madison Department of Horticulture; Director, Allen Centennial Gardens) will share her research on the lives and environmental wisdom of women religious who worked as botanists during the first half of the twentieth century.
Dan Vimont (UW-Madison Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences; Director, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research)