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Video Discussions with Professor Nate Hagens | Fair Trade Books Red Wing
May 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
“Our culture is facing an approaching crisis. Being informed on how things fit together: energy, economy, environment, humans, politics, etc. is the first step towards better future outcomes -for ourselves, our communities, our country and our world.
In an attempt to start exploring these issues, and exploring thinking and action on what this all means for Red Wing, we are hosting a bi-weekly discussion session, with the topic changing according to that week’s assigned videos, sourced on YouTube.
How does money and the economy relate? How much work would you have to do to equal the energy in a gallon of gasoline? How is our economy like a foraging bear? How does modern technology lead us towards addiction?What is the relationship between happiness and income? What the heck do we do to prepare for the future – as a city/region?
The following videos were created as part of a ‘Freshmen experience’ at the University of Minnesota. The videos are broken into 3 topics: human behavior/energy and economy/environment, systems and ‘what to do’.
Each series is around 1.5-1.75 hours and represents a short version’ of topics from Nate Hagens’ course Reality 101 describing ‘the human predicament’. These issues are highly relevant (even urgent) to ourselves, our families and our communities. (in this case Red Wing).
The First Films to view prior to the biweekly discussion are as follows. Invite your neighbors and friends!
Nate is a well-known speaker on the big picture issues facing human society and currently teaches a systems synthesis Honors seminar at the University of Minnesota ‘Reality 101 – A Survey of the Human Predicament’ Nate is on the Boards of Post Carbon Institute, Bottleneck Foundation, IIER and Institute for the Study of Energy and the Future. Previously, he was lead editor of The Oil Drum, one of the most popular and respected websites for analysis and discussion of global energy supplies and the future implications of the upcoming energy transition.