How can the legal concepts of copyright and common property be brought to bear on environmental justice issues? Aviva Rahmani created Blued Trees Symphonyas copyrighted art with nature installations in the path of fossil-fuel pipelines. Kathryn Milun founded and directs the Solar Commons Research Project, which investigates common property governance models to pilot trust ownership of solar energy for low-income communities. Their conversation, moderated by Akisha Everett of the Energy Transition Lab (UMN), will explore these models as well as new ideas about innovative legal structures in service of environmental justice.
This talk presented as part of the 2019-2020 Spotlight Series: Environmental Justice in collaboration with the University Honors Program and Northrop Presents. It is cosponsored by the Race, Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Initiative; the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society; and the Institute for Global Studies. To learn more about the series, please click here.