Allegheny College Professor Michael Maniates Appointed to Story of Stuff Project Advisory Board
The project seeks to build on the remarkable interest in "The Story of Stuff," a 20-minute film that looks at the underside of society's production and consumption patterns and how they affect communities in the U.S. and abroad. Written and narrated by international sustainability and environmental health expert
The Story of Stuff advisory board will work to provide guidance to and encourage collaboration among people interested in civic engagement and environmental sustainability issues.
Maniates -- who Miller-McCune Magazine said in its
Maniates founded and coordinates the Project on Teaching Global Environmental Politics, an electronic network of more than 300 scholars, educators and activists focused on global environmental affairs. He is the co-founder and a member of the Advisory Board of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security, now celebrating its 20th year of interdisciplinary policy analysis and advocacy.
He holds a B.S. (Phi Beta Kappa) in conservation and resource studies and an M.A. and Ph.D. in energy and resources, all from the
Maniates' best known publications include "Environmental Studies: The Sky Is Not Falling," published in BioScience; "Individualization: Plant a Tree, Ride a Bike, Save the World" and "In Search of Consumptive Resistance: The Voluntary Simplicity Movement" in "Confronting Consumption" and "Of Knowledge and Power" in his volume "Encountering Global Environmental Politics" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).
He is currently writing two books about the politics of sacrifice within today's environmental movement: an edited academic volume tentatively titled "The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice," to be published by MIT Press, and a book aimed at a popular audience with the working title of "Selling Us Short: Grown Up Ways of Saving the Planet."
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