A highlight of the year in Green Mountain College’s graduate studies programs is the annual residency, which brings students enrolled in masters degree programs to Poultney for an intensive four-four day session. The residency is led by GMC faculty and a visiting scholar who is a national leader in sustainability. The residency also offers an opportunity for undergraduates to learn from leading thinkers, authors and entrepreneurs. The 2016 Residency Visiting Scholar is Richard Heinberg, senior fellow of the Post Carbon Institute.
He is considered one of the world’s leading advocates in shifting away from our reliance on fossil fuels to renewable solutions. Over the years, he has written thirteen books including The End of Growth: Adapting to our New Economic Reality. He has written numerous essays and delivered hundreds of lectures on energy and climate issues around the world.
Heinberg has also been featured in films and television documentaries and produced several animations including “Don’t Worry, Drive On,” “Who Killed Economic Growth” and “300 years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds.”
His presentation is on Thursday, September 15 from 7:30-9 p.m. in Ackley Hall. The event is free and open to the GMC community and the general public.