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Resilience of Social-Ecological Systems and Communities: A Mindfulness-Based Pedagogy
September 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
Human and non-human communities have varying capacities to respond to disturbance while maintaining the same basic functions. That is the main argument behind resilience theory and practice, which seek to describe and, in some cases, manage this aspect of complex systems. Mindfulness-based classroom practices can help to illuminate component concepts such as systems thinking, dynamic equilibrium, and adaptive cycles which can then be applied across disciplines, and across scales of time and space. Resilience thinking offers a rich framework for exploring the fundamental interdependence of ecological and societal domains in an age of unprecedented change.
Sonia Marcus, Director of Sustainability, UNC Asheville
Sonia Marcus is a sustainability specialist and LEED Accredited