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Ethics instructor releases new book exploring technology’s impact on the environment

November 27, 2014

Peter DentonRed River College instructor Peter Denton has released a new book exploring society’s obsession with technology, and its impact on the environment.

Technology and Sustainability is the fifth book for Denton, who teaches ethics, sustainability and technical communication at RRC. Published by Rocky Mountain Books, it challenges readers to re-imagine the ways they engage with technology, in the hopes of creating a better world for future generations.

From the publisher: “Technology is in our heads, not in our hands. If we don’t like what our technologies are doing to the world and to ourselves, then we all have both the power and the responsibility to make better choices today than we did yesterday. Technology and Sustainability redefines our relationship with technology and offers ways in which we can use these tools to make the world a better place through enlightened and positive engagements.”

In addition to his teaching role at RRC, Denton also serves as one of two civil society representatives for North America to the United Nations Environment Programme, and as an adjunct associate professor of History at the Royal Military College of Canada and an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada.

His new book will appeal to anyone with an interest in technology, and in sustainable practices for improving the environment.

McNally Robinson will host a book launch for Denton on Fri., Nov. 28, at 7pm, while RRC will host a book signing on Tue., Dec. 2, at the Notre Dame Campus Library from 12:30-1:30pm.

Click here to learn more about Technology and Sustainability.