Colorado State University Presents SoGES Distinguished Author Series with Philip Cafaro

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Colorado State University’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability presents the first in its Distinguished Author Series for the 2013-14 academic year on Dec. 5.

Philip Cafaro, a professor of Philosophy at CSU, will discuss his latest book, Life on the Brink, 4-6 p.m. in Room 108 Johnson Hall, on the Oval on the campus of CSU. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Life on the Brink aspires to reignite a robust discussion of population issues among environmentalists, environmental studies scholars, policymakers, and the general public. Some of the leading voices in the American environmental movement restate the case that population growth is a major force behind many of our most serious ecological problems including global climate change, habitat loss and species extinctions, air and water pollution, and food and water scarcity. As we surpass 7 billion world inhabitants, contributors argue that ending population growth worldwide and in the United States is a moral imperative that deserves renewed commitment.

Cafaro’s other books include Virtue Ethics and the Environment and Thoreau’s Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue

For more information about this author reception, contact Kristin Pintauro at (970) 492-4155, email: , or visit

About the School of Global Environmental Sustainability
The School of Global Environmental Sustainability is at the core of a growing number of exciting sustainability initiatives in research and education at Colorado State University. SoGES serves as a hub to connect CSU’s community of scholars and practitioners interested in applying interdisciplinary perspectives to large-scale environmental, economic, and social questions not easily addressed through traditional approaches. The School was uniquely designed to reach across disciplines and colleges to forge new alliances and advance greater understanding of the challenges to achieving sustainability faced by our nation and global community. SoGES is meeting this challenge and continues to strengthen CSU’s reputation of being at the forefront of addressing the world’s sustainability issues through research, education, and outreach.