In collaboration with Geneva Reads, the Geneva Historical Society will host Humanities New York's Community Conversation on Environmental Stewardship on March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Geneva History Museum. Executive Director Kerry Lippincott will facilitate the discussion.
New Yorkers were early and passionate stewards of the environment. Over the last two centuries, we have harnessed the power of Niagara Falls, built the Erie Canal, and decreed that the Adirondack forests remain “forever wild.” Today, the environment sustains us economically by providing energy and materials, and renews us individually by offering spaces to gather, play, and reflect. As we look to the future, we continue to grapple with finding a responsible balance between using and protecting our natural resources. Discussion will focus on an excerpt from the 1908 book The Fight for Conservation
by Gifford Pinchot and making connections between it and the Community Read, The Story of Stuff
by Annie Leonard.
Humanities New York's Community Conversations program provides an opportunity for people come together for thoughtful discussion and dialogue about their shared values as Americans—past, present, and future. Focused on central themes in American life such as service, freedom and democracy, Community Conversations allows New Yorkers to join in discussions that offer an alternative to received wisdom and provide the chance to take part in a shared national dialogue.
Geneva Reads works to inspire a culture of lifelong reading by providing books and creating shared experiences through dynamic community collaboration. The organization's Community Read for 2018 is The Story of Stuff
by Annie Leonard.
This program, which is free and open to the public, takes place at the Geneva History Museum at 543 South Main Street. Parking is available on the street or in the lot at Trinity Episcopal Church. For more information about the program call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151 or visit www.genevahistoricalsociety.com