Sennett makes sense of sustainability – Wednesday Nov.28, 5:15 p.m.

James Sennett, Ph.D. is an associate Professor of Philosophy at Brenau University.
James Sennett, Ph.D. is an associate Professor of Philosophy at Brenau University.

The third talk in the series “Sense & Sustainability” offered by Brenau University follows up on the hard facts presented by the first two with the notion of making sense of it all.  “The concept of the ‘triple bottom line’ is more important than ever,” said James Sennett, Ph.D., who will present the talk.  “Companies need the first bottom line – the profit – in order to exist.  But the impact on two others – people and planet – is equally important.  Many learned a lesson when they started outsourcing to Pacific countries, and sweatshops with abominable working conditions emerged.  We can’t outsource indefinitely, and we can’t produce indiscriminately at home without giving a thought to the natural and human resources we’re depleting – or destroying.”  Sennett is known for his insightful public discussions on matters of ethics and progress in society.

The talk and discussion will be on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 5:15 p.m. in Thurmond McRae Auditorium on the Brenau University Campus, free and open to the public.  Because of an overlap with a research seminar, the start time has been moved slightly from the usual 5 p.m. slot.  People arriving at 5 will get to see a bonus slide show for 15 minutes.

For more information, contact Dr. Rudi Kiefer, Director of Sustainability, at rkiefer@brenau.edu.