April 22: Biophilia: Connections to Nature and Community
Service Leader: The Green Action Committee, with guest speaker Rod Kueneman
Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon
Rod Kueneman is a Senior Scholar in the faculty of Sociology at the University of Manitoba and Vice President of Sustainable South Osborne Community Co-operative. Since early childhood Rod has been in love with nature's life processes. As a Sociologist, he understands the human need for community and belonging to something bigger than ourselves. But the journey of human civilization has resulted in enormous ecological consequences. The realization of a sustainable future is our moral obligation to the interdependent web of life of which we belong. Contact with the miracles of communities of living beings, in the gardens, in the orchard, and in the woods is foundational to our mental and spiritual wellness and this hope for the future.