Dr. Angela Halfacre to Speak About Her Book, "A Delicate Balance: Constructing a Conservation Culture of the S.C. Lowcountry"
Posted: July 5, 2012
Dr. Halfacre will be speaking talk about her new book at the popular series Moveable Feast at 11am on July 27 at Kimbel's at Wachesaw Plantation in Murrells Inlet. Proceeds of this Feast will benefit SCELP.
Professor Angela C. Halfacre teaches in the departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Political Science at Furman University in Greenville. She also serves as the director of Furman’s David E. Shi Center for Sustainability. Sustainability of the natural environment and of our society has become one of the most urgent challenges facing modern Americans. Communities across the country are seeking a viable pattern of growth that promotes prosperity, protects the environment, and preserves the distinctive quality of life and cultural heritage of their regions. The coastal zone of South Carolina is one of the most endangered, culturally complex regions in the state and perhaps in all of the American South. “A Delicate Balance” examines how a multilayered culture of environmental conservation and sustainable development has emerged in the lowcountry of South Carolina. Halfacre describes how sprawl shock, natural disaster, climate change, and other factors spawned and sustain – but at times also threaten and hinder – the culture of conservation.
Paid reservations are requested by the Wednesday prior to the feast. Each feast is $25.