The monthly "It Matters!" film and lecture series will its mini-series on sustainability with a panel discussion focusing on the economics, ethics and politics of conservation March 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Kent.

The program will be held in the Dickinson Auditorium at the Kent School on Route 341.

The guest speakers will be Ethan Rolland, an international expert on sustainable agriculture and permaculture design based in the Hudson River Valley, Ben Healey, a third-year joint MBA/MEM candidate at Yale's School of Management and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Rachel Holmes, an urban forester with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Division of Forest

The specific topics of discussion will range from a brief overview of environmental ethics, private land use/landowner education, timber harvesting on state lands, urban forestry, how the U.S. has supported the development of new domestic energy supplies and what that suggests for our transition to renewable energy, and the history of how the U.S. has supported the development of new domestic energy supplies and what that suggests for our transition to renewable energy.

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