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Confronting the grand challenge of climate change

Friday, December 3, 2021 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Human Ecology Building (HEB), T01
42.4505,-76.4786

Climate change is affecting the world around us in many ways including the plant- and animal-based products vital to the apparel business. The entire supply chain starting with on-farm production is at increasing risk from intensifying weather, floods, droughts, and much more. But like food, apparel is especially relevant to everyone and the changes that are occurring can be used to raise awareness and action on climate change. “Not my denim please!” It’s a story that needs to be told. Individually and collectively we also need to raise our voices, foster climate literacy, support the stewards of the land, and seek a common ground. As tenants of planet Earth, we must confront climate change, together.

 

Bio: Mike Hoffmann is driven to help people fully grasp the greatest challenge of our time and the need to take action at scale, and now. He typically uses the foods we love and need but also the clothes we wear — life’s essentials — to tell this story. Mike’s life’s experiences include growing up on a one-cow dairy farm, serving in the Marines during the Vietnam War, and being a father. He has held multiple leadership positions at Cornell, including Executive Director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Change Solutions, Director of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, associate director of Cornell Cooperative Extension, and director of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program. He is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Entomology. He received his BS Degree from the University Wisconsin, MS from the University of Arizona, and PhD from the University of California, Davis. He will tell the climate change story, until he can no longer.

Climate change is affecting the world around us in many ways including the plant- and animal-based products vital to the apparel business. The entire supply chain starting with on-farm production is at increasing risk from intensifying weather, floods, droughts, and much more. But like food, apparel is especially relevant to everyone and the changes that are occurring can be used to raise awareness and action on climate change. “Not my denim please!” It’s a story that needs to be told. Individually and collectively we also need to raise our voices, foster climate literacy, support the stewards of the land, and seek a common ground. As tenants of planet Earth, we must confront climate change, together.

Mike Hoffmann is driven to help people fully grasp the greatest challenge of our time and the need to take action at scale, and now. He typically uses the foods we love and need but also the clothes we wear — life’s essentials — to tell this story. Mike’s life’s experiences include growing up on a one-cow dairy farm, serving in the Marines during the Vietnam War, and being a father. He has held multiple leadership positions at Cornell, including Executive Director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Change Solutions, Director of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, associate director of Cornell Cooperative Extension, and director of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program. He is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Entomology. He received his BS Degree from the University Wisconsin, MS from the University of Arizona, and PhD from the University of California, Davis. He will tell the climate change story, until he can no longer.

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Event Type

Seminar

Departments

College of Human Ecology, Human Centered Design, College of Human Ecology Human Centered Design

University Themes

Research, Sustainability

Tags

CVMPEH

Contact E-Mail

ks247@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Karen Steffy

Contact Phone

607-255-8605

Speaker

Prof. Mike Hoffman

Speaker Affiliation

Cornell University

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