Half-Earth Day 2019

Save the Date:
October 7, 2019
University of California, Berkeley

Half-Earth Day Program Highlights & Tickets

Half-Earth: How to Save the Natural World

The Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation Distinguished Lectureship in Biodiversity

7:00-9:00 pm
Zellerbach Hall

Join visionary biologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson and other special guests for a discussion moderated by Sally Jewell about the core science and common humanity that is driving the success of Half-Earth, and how we can all work together to save the natural world. Introduction by Paul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost for the UC Berkeley campus. Opening talk: Framing the Problem, by Stephen H. Lockhart. Presentation: The Science Behind the Solution, by Walter Jetz, Yale University and Scientific Chair of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.

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Questions? Contact Chris Heltne at (919) 219-2279, cheltne@eowilsonfoundation.org, or the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources at (510) 642-4902, cnr@berkeley.edu.

Half-Earth: Pathways to a Half-Earth Future

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Clark Kerr Campus
Building 10 and Conference Center

Convening a conversation about a Half-Earth future, the day will feature a diversity of lectures, panels and workshops, including parallel educator & citizen science, science & technology, conservation & communities, and business & sustainability tracks.

Purchase tickets (limited seating available)

Questions? Contact Chris Heltne at (919) 219-2279, cheltne@eowilsonfoundation.org.

Half-Earth Day brings together people from around the world and across disciplines to share their unique perspectives and thought leadership on how we can work together to achieve the goal of Half-Earth and ensure the health of our planet for future generations.

Inspired by renowned biologist and naturalist Edward O. Wilson, Half-Earth is a call to conserve half the Earth’s land and sea in order to provide sufficient habitat to safeguard the bulk of biodiversity, including ourselves.

Join scientists, conservationists, business leaders, community representatives, and educators for an exciting day of programming at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Last updated: September 8, 2019

 

Half-Earth: Pathways to a Half-Earth Future

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Clark Kerr Campus
Building 10 and Conference Center

Morning Sessions

Getting to Half

Opening Plenary

9:00-9:50am

Paula J. Ehrlich, President & CEO, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, will open Half-Earth Day with a brief introduction to the framework and ambition for the day. Walter Jetz, Yale University; Scientific Chair, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, and Craig Millls, CEO, Vizzuality, will provide a glimpse of what Half-Earth could look like, presenting the Half-Earth Project Map decision-making tool at the core of the Half-Earth Project. Piotr Naskrecki, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Laboratory at Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, will showcase the exemplary model that Gorongosa National Park provides for science-based conservation and social growth, providing a launching point for the day’s exploration of Pathways to a Half-Earth Future.

With special appearance by E.O. Wilson, welcoming the inaugural Half-Earth Chair.

Conference Center: Krutch Theatre

10-10:50am – Breakout sessions

11-11:50am – Breakout sessions

12-12:50pm – Lunch – provided

 

Afternoon Sessions

The Future of Conservation

Afternoon Plenary

1-1:50pm

José González, Founder and Emeritus President of Latino Outdoors and highly-regarded leader in conservation will lead a panel discussion with young rising leaders who reflect the changing demographic of the US, bringing new energy, enthusiasm and innovation to science and conservation. They will discuss issues of environmental justice, historic discrimination in parks and public lands as well as current trends in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the conservation movement. This is the future of conservation. With an introduction by Jonathan Jarvis, Executive Director, Institute for Parks, People and Biodiversity, University of California Berkeley and former Director of the US National Park Service. Panelists include Olivia Lomasi VanDamme, Coastal Access Activist & Surfer; Jennifer Adams, Regional Coordinator, Latino Outdoors; and Amanda Machado, Writer and Facilitator.

Conference Center: Krutch Theatre

2-2:50pm – Breakout sessions

3-3:50pm – Breakout sessions

The Importance of Science and the Humanities

4:00-5:00pm

Plenary featuring E.O. Wilson

“The Importance of Science and the Humanities” will begin with a short presentation by Island Press President David Miller celebrating the 25th anniversary re-release of E.O. Wilson’s autobiography “Naturalist,” and featuring a sneak peek of a graphic adaptation to be released in 2020. Following this glimpse into his life and inspirational thinking, E.O. Wilson will take the stage, and Esri Co-founder and President Jack Dangermond will moderate a discussion about the importance of a consilience between science and the humanities to a Half-Earth future, and the important role we all play in achieving the goal of Half-Earth.

Conference Center: Krutch Theatre

Half-Earth: How to Save the Natural World

The Horace M. Albright Lecture and James M. And Cathleen D. Stone Foundation Distinguished Lectureship in Biodiversity

7:00-9:00 pm
Zellerbach Hall

“It is…our nature to choose large goals that while difficult are potentially game-changing and universal in benefit. To strive against odds on behalf of all of life would be humanity at its most noble.”— E.O. Wilson

Half-Earth is a clarion call to protect half the land and sea in order to safeguard the bulk of biodiversity, and ourselves. At this critical moment for our planet, the Half-Earth Project is bringing together the unique expertise and experience of scientists and thought leaders from around to world to achieve this important moonshot and solve the current environmental crisis.

Join visionary biologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson and other special guests for a discussion moderated by Sally Jewell about the core science and common humanity that is driving the success of this grand ambition, and how we can all work together to save the natural world. Introduction by Paul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost for the UC Berkeley campus.

Full Half-Earth Day Schedule

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Half-Earth Day is Co-hosted By

Half-Earth Day Sponsors

Support for Half-Earth Day provided by E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation partner Burt’s Bees.

Additional Support Provided by

The Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation
The James M. And Cathleen D. Stone Foundation

Questions about Half-Earth Day? Contact Chris Heltne at (919) 219-2279, cheltne@eowilsonfoundation.org, or the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources at (510) 642-4902, cnr@berkeley.edu.

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