The next speaker in a St. Scholastica series on the challenge of living sustainably will discuss "Environmental Stewardship as a Personal Calling."
Andrew Hoffman will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Mitchell Auditorium on the St. Scholastica campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Series coordinator Tom Morgan, director of the Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice at St. Scholastica, said previous lectures have taken a scientific approach to this year's theme of sustainability. Hoffman will instead take a cultural/social approach.
"It's not about engineering - it's about changing our way of life, our attitude toward the environment and toward consumption," Morgan said. "We have to own the problem. We can't just say, ‘The engineers have to figure out a better way.'"
Hoffman is Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and Environment. He is the education director of the Graham Sustainability Institute and author of 13 books and more than 100 articles and book chapters. He earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his research focuses on cultural and institutional aspects of environmental issues for organizations.
The final lecture in the series will feature will feature Dr. Eric Enberg on "Preparing Duluth for the Coming Age of Carbon Pricing," on April 26 in the Mitchell Auditorium.