As one community, the Earth's inhabitants are faced with many critical problems in the 21st century-extinction, diminishing energy resources, increasing population, and human civilizations' limited vision of alternatives.  Whether Homo sapiens can learn to manage their life styles in a sustainable manner will impact the long-term survival of all the species on this planet. This is the concern that animates this Learning Community (LC).  Its participants will explore in expository writing and class discussion the interconnectedness of all lives on Earth in issues particularly related to energy and food production and consumption.


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040