CUNY Graduate Center book launch, “Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution” (Simon & Schuster, 2010) by Heather Rogers
On April 30th, 2010, the CUNY Graduate Center will be sponsoring a book launch for “Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution” (Simon & Schuster, 2010) by journalist and author, Heather Rogers. Heather is the author of "Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage"(New Press, 2006) which addresses the issues of waste and garbage accumulation in our society. In Green Gone Wrong, she blasts through the marketing buzz of big corporations and asks the simple questions: can earth-friendly products really save the planet? Do today's much-touted "green" products -carbon offsets, organic food, biofuels, and eco-friendly cars and homes- really work? This far-reaching, riveting narrative explores how the most readily available solutions to environmental crisis may be disastrously off the mark. At this event there will be a discussion with Jim Hansen, Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and author of "Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity," (Bloomsbury, 2009). The discussion will be moderated by Ashley Dawson, Faculty Fellow, the Center for Place,
Culture and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center.
Friday, April 30th, 2010
7 - 8.30 pm; Reception to follow
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street
Free and open to the public