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Fate of the Wild? Extreme Energy & Wilderness

Now available to watch online! Couldn’t join us at the Thoreau Institute for Tom Butler’s provocative presentation on Extreme Energy & Wilderness? 
Watch the video now.

Writer and conservation activist Tom Butler explores the future of wild nature and human life in a toxic global energy economy. From decapitated mountains in Appalachia to proposed river-killing dams in Patagonia to the fracking boom across North America, the era of extreme energy extraction is here. Might the complementary goals of transforming the energy economy and protecting wilderness help lead to an era when both natural and human communities can flourish?

Tom Butler is the editorial projects director of the Foundation for Deep Ecology. His books include Wildlands Philanthropy, Plundering Appalachia, and most recently, ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth.

Many thanks to Robert A. Jonas and Empty Bell Productions for producing this video.


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  1. Don Dickson says:

    I’m very sorry, I will have to miss this presentation. It sounds like it would be very illuminating. It’s just too far from Burlington.

    Thanks to Tom and NWT for doing this.

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