Students for Liberty are sponsoring a conference on Free Market Environmentalism on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University this Saturday, April 2nd. The conference runs from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. It aims to educate students on how individual liberty and property rights can solve environmental problems and to provide a voice for libertarian thought in Florida Gulf Coast University's larger environmental conversation. The conference will feature lectures on free-market and property-based environmentalism and discussion about current environmental issues and their possible solutions in Florida.
I am one of the speakers and will be talking about the themes in my book The End of Doom, which show how markets and technological progress are sparking an era of environmental renewal that will unfold over the course of this century.
Other speakers include Institute for Justice attorney Ari Bargil talking on "Chewed up by Regulation: How Federal Food Policy is Destroying the Environment."
Madison Institute scholar Daniel Peterson on "Balancing Property Rights and Everglades Restoration."
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner Liesa Priddy asks "Private Landowner: The Next Endangered Species?"
Heartland Institute fellow Isaac Orr will explain "Friends Don't Let Friends Ban Fracking: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Explaining Fracking to Normal Folks."
If you happen to be on the southern Gulf Coast of Florida this weekend consider dropping by. Go here for more details and to register.
Note: The organizers warn that an environmental action group is threatening to disrupt the event. Nothing like free speech on campus.