Every summer, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) organizes an Annual Meeting. Each meeting has a featured speaker or speakers with topics ranging from our changing ocean to the history of barns to the importance of native plants. Our annual meeting is an opportunity for community members to gather, enjoy delicious snacks, hear what Harpswell Heritage Land Trust has been up to in the past year and learn from our interesting speakers. HHLT members elect the board of trustees at the meeting, but you don’t have to be a member to attend.
Annual Meeting: Revisioning the Earth with Philosopher Dana Sawyer
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and conversation, program runs from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, 1579 Harpswell Islands Rd, Orr’s Island
This annual celebration will include a report on Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s activities in the past year, as well as an inspiring and engaging presentation by philosopher Dana Sawyer. It is free and open to all.
Dana Sawyer will talk on Revisioning the Earth. What are the primary challenges we face today with regards to insuring the future health of this planet and its many species? The answer, enigmatically, may be both obvious and surprising. Sharing insights from the past thirty years of environmental studies, Professor Dana Sawyer offers a lively and up-to-date assessment of where we stand and how best to solve our environmental challenges. Get ready for some surprising answers!
Dana Sawyer is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion at the Maine College of Art (MECA), and author of two critically acclaimed biographies of philosophers he admires, Aldous Huxley and Huston Smith. For nearly thirty years, he taught classes on environmental ethics and sustainability at MECA. He and his wife, Stephani, are avid hikers and kayakers who spend six months each year in a cabin without electricity or running water on a lake near Acadia.
This event is part of our wellness theme for 2019. Click here for more information.
Click on the links below to browse past topics and speakers.