From March 20-23, Penn State Sustainability (SustainPSU), hosted eco-poet and author Heather Swan to explore the importance of insects and the work of those trying to protect them, as well as how these efforts can model more productive narratives about our global future.

“We are delighted to have Heather Swan serve as one of our Showcase Speakers this semester,” said Grant Rowe, sustainability programming coordinator for Penn State Sustainability. “Her stories of the human-insect-planet interconnection are crucial not only because they help inspire meaningful conversation and understanding on issues surrounding the environment, but also because they play into a broader conversation of mindfulness and value that is at the forefront of Penn State Sustainability’s future planning.”

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