Solving the Climate Crisis: Changing Our Lightbulbs and Ourselves



The ecological crisis requires more than reducing pollution and developing clean energy: it demands that we change our minds. Dr. Brian Henning proposes a renovated approach to cultivating sustainability-- one that requires a fundamental transformation of how we see ourselves as a species, our relationship to our planet, and how we think and act. In order to practice an adequate environmental ethics, we must first develop an adequate environmental metaphysics. Please join the in-person dialog and all are welcome.


Dr. Brian G. Henning is Professor of Philosophy and of Environmental Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA where he serves as Director of the Gonzaga Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment. He is founder and Executive Editor of the Edinburgh Critical Edition of the Complete Works of Alfred North Whitehead and has delivered more than 150 presentations to academic and general audiences in North America, Europe, and Asia. His published research includes more than thirty-five articles and chapters and ten books and edited volumes, including Riders in the Storm: Ethics in an Age of Climate Change and the award winning book The Ethics of Creativity: Beauty, Morality and Nature in a Processive Cosmos. He is currently finishing a book on environmental metaphysics.

Date: 10/6/2022

Time: 4:00-5:30PM CT

Location: McCormick Lounge, Loyola University Chicago

This event is free and open to the public.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Theology, the Department of Philosophy, and the School of Environmental Sustainability.