Lecture on Urban Ecology
February 22, 2018
Carter Presidential Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, USA
Academy Board Member and co-Founder, Ken Leinbach, will give a lecture at the Carter Library and Trees Atlanta on February 22, 2018. Click here for tickets and further information.
Ken Leinbach is a nationally recognized educator and leader in community-based environmental education. He is the founder of the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee, and author of “Urban Ecology: A Natural Way to Transform, Kids, Parks, Cities, and the World.”
Ken is featured this month in Atlanta Jewish Times following his participation in an ecological Partnership2Gether delegation from Milwaukee to Israel last year. In writing about that trip, he praised the long-term thinking demonstrated in Jewish National Fund’s planting of millions of trees over more than a century, but he also expressed shock at the garbage he saw.
“Everything over there is pretty complex,” Leinbach said in a telephone interview with Atlanta Jewish Times as Tu B’Shevat approached. “There is a lot of love of land; that’s what Zionism is about, right? But as far as the actual treatment of the land, I was surprised how little consciousness there was. From the individual behavior perspective, I was expecting to find a higher level and how it impacts land. Israel is known for its water conservation and ingenious use of energy, so you have this high level of technical understanding, but at the ground level it doesn’t seem that different from anywhere else.”