Environmental author talks about the importance of the wild in the 21st century

Jun 21, 2016

Jason Mark speaking at the Hotel Jerome ballroom.
Credit Patrick Fort|Aspen Public Radio News

We’ve reached a point in civilization where there is no place on Earth that a human hasn’t influenced. It is up to us now to keep as much as possible wild.



That was the message delivered last night by environmental author Jason Mark. He said the state of the planet is in anthropocene.

Mark, the new editor of Sierra Magazine, told a packed ballroom at the Hotel Jerome that although we have reached this point, it’s important to keep some areas on the planet free of human manipulation for the sake of the environment, as well as human morale.

He was hosted by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies as part of the Jessica Catto Dialogue Series.