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- ItemOpen AccessThe Anthropocene! Beyond the natural? - CCC(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012-08-28) Rolston, Holmes, 1932-, speakerWe are now entering the Anthropocene Epoch - so runs a recent enthusiastic claim. Humans can and ought go beyond the natural and powerfully engineer a better planet, managing for climate change, building new ecosystems for a more prosperous future. Perhaps the Anthropocene is inevitable. But: Rejoice? Accommodate? Accept it, alas? Perhaps the wiser, more ethical course is not so much "beyond" as "keeping the natural in "symbiosis" with humans. Enter the Semi-Anthropocene! Basically Natural! Carefully!
- ItemOpen AccessCommunity collaboration: sharing responsibility, not power(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012-09-11) Merriman, Tim, speakerExpecting people to share power and collaborate is often unrealistic in community and agency settings. The HEART approach to collaborative planning brings groups into collaboration to share responsibilities and a planning approach with the understanding that their power and ethical framework is not compromised. Examples will be shared from national and international settings that demonstrate what can be achieved when collaboration does not threaten the core values of participating groups and agencies.
- ItemOpen AccessPower, ethics, and deliberative democracy: exploring the contribution of passionate impartiality in diverse communities(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012-09-25) Carcasson, Martin, speakerPractitioners and theorists involved with the deliberative democracy movement are constantly striving for the unreachable ideal of a democracy where a broad, representative group of stakeholders work through difficult issues collaboratively and come to a reasoned public judgment. Critics, however, express concerns that deliberative democracy efforts often close off diverse voices and atypical communication styles, and thus unduly support dominate voices and the status quo. Experts, on the other hand, fear that deliberative democracy perspectives can often exacerbate public misinformation. This presentation will examine the concept of "passionate impartiality" that underlies the work of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation as a potential tool for negotiating these difficult tensions and improving the quality of public discourse and community problem-solving.
- ItemOpen AccessForest Service experiences understanding power and working collaboratively: bridging the theory and practice(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012-10-09) Williams, Peter, speakerPower is linked inextricably with collaborative conservation; how you handle those linkages reflects ethics in fundamental ways. These two premises underpin how many in the US Forest Service are approaching collaboration as part of public land management in the US. They also underpin work conducted on behalf of the agency's International Programs efforts in other countries. This talk will explore power and ethics broadly understood and as that understanding applies to Forest Service work to grow collaborative capacity inside and outside the agency.
- ItemOpen AccessThe ethics of preserving or extinguishing species(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012-11-07) Cafaro, Philip, speakerCurrently humanity is extinguishing Earth's species at a rate not seen in 65 million years, since a meteor wiped out the dinosaurs. Is that wrong? If so, how wrong? This talk asks how much people should be willing to give up in order to end the 6th mass extinction, and whether there is room on Earth for the flourishing of human beings and the rest of life.