When: February 7th-9th, 2019
Where: UF Levin College of Law
We are excited to announce the 25th PIEC theme is Our Future: Embracing the Anthropocene.
The 25th PIEC will take place February 7th-9th, 2019.
For 25 years, the Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC) has sought to promote an understanding of the legal aspects of environmental protection, serve and inform individuals as to the necessity for improvements in environmental legal protection, foster the development of sound environmental legislation, measure the effects of environmental litigation, and assist other groups involved in environmental education. The conference brings together legal practitioners, academics, policy makers, and private citizens to discuss preeminent issues surrounding a different environmental theme each year.
This year’s theme, Our Future: Embracing the Anthropocene, is centered around the hotly debated idea that the world has left the Holocene and entered a new epoch dominated by human impact. The move into the Anthropocene is supported by evidence that we humans have impacted the geological structure of our planet so severely that, if we were to disappear, our mark would be permanently ingrained in our planet’s fossil record. While the starting date of the Anthropocene is still uncertain, geologist largely agree we have entered a new geological epoch. PIEC has collaborated with the Harn Museum, currently exhibiting The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene, to give our attendees a full cultural and technical perspective. Accordingly, this year’s Welcoming Reception will take place at the Harn Museum. We hope you will come ready to embrace the Anthropocene.