Peter Forbes is an author, conservationist, and co-founder and former director of the Center for Whole Communities. He has worked internationally helping communities and groups reach consensus on challenging issues, with his co-created curriculum “Whole Thinking.” For 15 years he worked for the Trust for Public Land, where he had roles as NE regional director, vice president, and fellow. In 2005, he worked with the Kellogg Foundation to convene farm and restaurant workers and labor rights activists with policy experts and food security advocates. In 2009, he created a new program, 2042 Today, calling upon the conservation community to recognize the diversity in our country.


Peter Forbes’ lecture on September 29th, 2015 was the kickoff for a year-long series of events focused on Community, Culture, and Conservation:  Sustaining Livelihoods and Landscapes and part of this year’s humanities theme: Human/ Nature. In his lecture, he offered insights into the special opportunities and obligations facing the next generation to re-imagine conservation from where our different lives intersect.

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