The goal of IN FOCUS is for Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary to realize the promise of becoming known as an institution that engages its students in the study of important issues that challenge humanity today and as we look to the future. Through grappling with complex problems, and examining them from several different perspectives Moravian’s graduates will be better prepared to contribute to a just society and a vibrant democracy.
IN FOCUS Highlights
Common Reading: The Story of Stuff
"The Story of Stuff" by Annie Leonard, in which the author takes us on a journey -- through the extraction, distribution, consumption, and disposal of all the many things we use during our daily lives. Through her own stories and those of the people she profiles, Leonard leads us to consider the impact that humans are having on the the enviroment, and the changes that are necessary to help mitigate that impact.
Monday, September 19
“Cultivating high impact sustainability on campus, for the world”
Dr. Shana Weber is founding director of Princeton's Office of Sustainability, which opened its doors in 2006. She comes to the sustainability field with a background in ecology, climate science research, teaching and communications. Current research interests periodically take her to the mountains of the American West, but the bulk of her work focuses on helping Princeton University become an exemplar of sustainable practices, campus-as-lab research, and education. Weber also serves as President of the NJ Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability, and administrative sponsor for the NE Campus Sustainability Consortium.