Cardinal Turkson to speak at Ohio State

Cardinal Turkson 2Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the first cardinal from Ghana, will speak on global sustainability on Ohio State’s Columbus campus at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2. His talk will be followed by a fireside chat with Ohio State President Michael V. Drake. The event is open to the public, but you need a ticket to attend. Read more here, including about how to buy tickets. (Photo: Haiducul licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.)

‘An ethical obligation’ to farm animals

picture of Monique Pairis GarciaMonique Pairis-Garcia, who hails from the wonderfully named town of Idyllwild, California, recently joined OSU Extension, CFAES’s outreach arm, as its animal welfare specialist. “We recognize that we have an ethical obligation to (farm) animals because they are providing resources for us,” she says. “We want to manage them as humanely as we can.” In her work she’ll teach students and serve as a resource for farmers. Get to know her.

‘Cultivating Community’: Curt Meine of Aldo Leopold Foundation to speak April 17

image of Curt MeineFor April only, the 2nd Tuesdays Breakfast Club moves to a Wednesday, and a third Wednesday at that. Curt Meine (pictured), a senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation, presents “Cultivating Community: Bringing Ecology, Economics, and Ethics Together on the Land” from 7:15 to 9:15 a.m. April 17. Breakfast, as always, included. Registration and payment ahead of time required; details here. Meine serves as on-screen guide for the 2012 Emmy Award-winning Leopold documentary “Green Fire,” which gets a free screening at Ohio State the night before. The breakfast program is hosted by the Environmental Professionals Network. (Photo: Aldo Leopold Foundation.)

March 21: ‘The Ethical Dimension of Conservation and Sustainability’

john vucevich in fieldMichigan Tech’s John Vucetich (pictured, right) comes down from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to present “Confronting the Ethical Dimension of Conservation and Sustainability” tomorrow (March 21) in the spring seminar series of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. “I am a population biologist,” he writes in his faculty bio. “I spend most of my time studying the wolves and moose of Isle Royale. I am also interested in the philosophy and ethics of ecological and conservation science.” (Photo: Vucetich with former mentor and current colleague Rolf Peterson from Michigan Tech Magazine (scroll down).) Time and location. Free. All are welcome.