The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies is a center for envisioning – – with serious academic rigor – – the scenarios that could get us from today’s reality to a sustainable world. (Another is the Post-Carbon institute.) This work is critical in painting the “big picture” that we need to guide strategy development on dozens of specific issues.
The video below is an example of the kind of public education work coming out of this school at Yale. It is a ten-miute sample of the thinking of Alex Steffen, editor of Worldchanging 2.0, a user’s guide urban sustainability and innovation. At the end, you’ll find links to many more such videos from Yale, including full-length recordings of lectures and panel discussions.