From Homo sapiens to Geo sapiens – The Quest for the Earth-wise Human
(Event conducted by Arlington EcoAction with Leaders in Energy as an exhibitor)
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: Reception–6:30-7 p.m. | Program–7-9 p.m.
Location: Yorktown High School, 5200 Yorktown Blvd., Patriot Hall, Arlington
Please join EcoAction Arlington for a special evening featuring Martin Ogle, the former chief naturalist for NOVA Parks. Ogle’s presentation will combine the concepts of the Gaia Theory, the idea that living organisms and inorganic components of Earth form a single living system, with new ideas about creating a green economy that works for people and the planet.
This timely and unique talk will challenge participants to envision new educational themes as well as careers and business concepts that are compatible with human nature and Nature as a whole. It will advocate for bringing these ideas to young people–especially high school students–to empower them to create a better world. Ogle believes that our response to social/environmental challenges should reflect new understandings of human society as a seamless continuum of a living planet. He uses the phrase, “Geo sapiens,” to capture this new sense of ourselves as “Earth-wise.”
This presentation will expand our thinking about how human creativity itself, as an extension of Earth’s life, can inspire and enable us to apply that creativity directly at our most pressing challenges.
Thanks to our event co-sponsors and exhibitors: