On May 13, we continued the Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH) with a conversation between acclaimed author, New Yorker writer, scholar, and visionary Tony Hiss and Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose about the fascinating possibilities of “Half-Earth” – the call to conserve half of Earth’s land and oceans to safeguard biodiversity and regenerate ecosystems. Hiss explores the Half-Earth theory and how it can be implemented practically in the latest of his 15 books, Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth, which Kirkus praised for its “passion, inspiration, and rigor.” We invite you to revisit this exciting conversation below.
This interactive online event was part of a continuing series in the Garrison Institute’s Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH). Building on the Garrison Institute’s earlier Climate, Mind and Behavior (CMB) program, Pathways to Planetary Health explores the moral, ethical, and human behavioral dimensions of the search for regenerative solutions, including Half-Earth, Ecological Civilization, Regenerative Economics, and Societal Altruism.
Tony Hiss is the author of fifteen books, including the award-winning The Experience of Place. He was a staff writer at The New Yorker for more than thirty years, a visiting scholar at New York University for twenty-five years, and has lectured around the world. He lives with his wife, the writer Lois Metzger, in New York City.