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Ellen Metzger

Ellen Metzger is Professor of Geology and Director of Science Education at San Jose State University and Codirector of the Bay Area Environmental STEM Institute.

Titles by This Author

Why Sustainability Matters

Most people acknowledge the profound importance of sustainability, but few can define it. We are ethically bound to live sustainably for the sake of future generations, but what does that mean? In this book Randall Curren, a philosopher, and Ellen Metzger, a scientist, clarify normative aspects of sustainability. Combining their perspectives, they propose that sustainability can be understood as the art of living well together without diminishing opportunity to live well in the future.