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[ Michael M'Gonigle // A Future for Education ] from Extraenvironmentalist on Vimeo.

Interview with Michael M’Gonigle made during the International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas in Montreal 2012.

Michael M’Gonigle is talking about education, also university education and how it is economised. He is criticising that university is like a training ground for professionals while it should be more about life and should be organised democratically. In the 2nd half he talks about change and social movements, especially in North America and towards the end it’s about transportation.

Extraenvironmentalist about the video: Michael M’Gonigle holds the Eco-Research Chair in Environmental Law and Policy. A political economist and environmental lawyer, Dr. M’Gonigle has an extensive background in environmental activism, including as a co-founder of Greenpeace International, SmartGrowth BC, Forest Futures (Dogwood Initiative) and as a founding co-director of the Sierra Legal Defense Fund. He speaks with us about the future of education and his ideas for the future of environmentalist now that environmentalism based around legal constructs as failed. Can we move forward with an exit-environmentalism?