Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies

Public Lectures


The Lyle Center Presents: Exhausted: The Slow Violence of Lithium Brine Evaporation

May 06, 2021 to May 06, 2021

Lithium has become a "critical mineral" for climate change mitigation, as a key component of lithium-ion batteries that store energy for electric vehicles, smart devices, and renewable power plants. The reliance on brine evaporation as an extraction method for lithium mining is exacerbating conditions of ecological exhaustion and limiting water availability in South America.

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The Lyle Center Presents: A Study in Energy Poverty in Madrid

April 14, 2021 to April 14, 2021

Featured speakers Carmen Alonso and Fernando Martin-Consuegra will discuss the distribution of energy poverty — the lack of access to modern energy services — in Spain's capital (and most populous) city. Architects by training, Alonso and Martin-Consuegra share their expertise with the Spanish National Research Council.

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The Lyle Center Presents: Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice

March 11, 2021 to March 11, 2021

Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice is a virtual public lecture inspired by the 2020 book of the same name by Hanna Garth and Ashante M. Reese analyzing Black food culture and the violence and threats it faces.

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Lyle Center presents. Black Food Matters.  Racial Justice in the wake of Food Justice.  Featuring:  Analena hope hassberg, Cal Poly Pomona.  Gillian Richards-Greaves, Coastal Carolina University.  Kimberly Kasper, Rhodes College.  Judith Williams, Florida International University.  Thursday, March 11 | 12:00pm PST.  Please email crs@cpp.edu for Zoom link

The Lyle Center Presents: Environmental Justice in Indian Country and Moving Toward a Transformational Land Ethic

November 18, 2020 to November 18, 2020

Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes), a lecturer of American Indian Studies at CSU San Marcos, an awardwinning journalist, and an independent consultant/educator in environmental justice policy planning. Her lecture is part of the newly launched Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Lecture Series sponsored by the College of Environmental Design.

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The Lyle Center Presents: A Green New Deal for Climate Justice

November 04, 2020 to November 04, 2020

An assistant professor of political science at Providence College in Rhode Island, Thea Riofrancos is also an Andrew Carnegie Fellow (2020-22), co-author of “A Planet to Win: Why We Need a New Green Deal” and author of “Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador.” Her research focuses on resource extraction, renewable energy, climate change, green technology and social movements.

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