Courtesy of the Ann Arbor News


Selected Media Appearances/Events

Go With the Flo, Yahoo TV (Singapore), 23 March 2021 (3:41 – 6:15 in the clip). Commentary on the payoffs of steering waste-reduction efforts away from individual consumer choice, and toward creative and collaborative collective action to transform upstream production processes.

Climate Change — A Wicked Problem (Episode 1: Our Carbon Problem), 3 March 2021, Channel News Asia (41:40 – 45:00 in the clip).  From Yale-NUS College publicity: “Prof Maniates argues that instead of evicting petrochemical companies from Singapore, which would do little to solve the issue of emissions but impact Singapore economically, Singapore could be smarter in its use of electricity, and faster and bolder in its deployment of solar power.”

The Future of the Paris Climate Deal, Channel News Asia, 8 June 2017

Teaching for Turbulence, The Worldwatch Institute, 31 May 2013 (reposted with commentary by the Buckminster Fuller Institute 4 March 2015)

Preparing for the Long Emergency Press Panel (Washington DC), The Worldwatch Institute, 27 April 2013 (begins at 7:30)

Toxic Teaching Tool?, Fox News, 1 May 2011

Other Nifty Videos

“Energy for the World” class visits TECNALIA, Semester at Sea, 20 August 2014

Sustainable Governance Series #2 – Michael Maniates on IR and Global Environmental Politics, 8 June 2013

Magnanimous Mentions

Ethan Goffman, To Get People to Drive Alone Less, We Need to Shift Societal Values, December 2018

James Procter, Ecotypes: Exploring Environmental Ideas (Social Scale), 2017

Paul Steinberg, Who Rules the Earth? How Social Rules Shape the Planet and Our Lives, Oxford University Press, 2015

Erik Assadourian, “We Can’t Spend Our Way Out of Climate Change,” The Guardian, 3 February 2015

“Thinking About Going Green,” in BBC Focus special issue “Climate Change: Problem Solved,” January 2015, p. 62.

Can Philosophy Heal the Earth?,” The Graduate (The Magazine of the National University of Singapore Society), April-June 2014

Alina Tugend, “Recycling Helps, but It’s Not All You Can Do for the Environment,” New York Times, 19 October 2012

Annie Leonard, The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change, Free Press, 2010

James Gustave Speth, The Bridge at the End of the World, Yale University Press, 2009

Thomas Friedman, Aspen Ideas Festival, “Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution Pt 3,” 8 September 2008 (an unexpected surprise beginning at 0:35)

David Villano, “A Future of Less,” Pacific Standard Magazine, 16 August 2008

Thomas Friedman, Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution–and How It Can Renew America, Picador, 2008 with 2.0 version in 2009

Judith Levine, Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping, Atria Books, 2006

Invited Public Lectures, Workshops, and Colloquia

Geography Department Colloquium, University of Connecticut (go here for the PowerPoint and resources for the curious)  link to be provided

Keynote, Liveability Challenge 2019

SIM (Singapore Institute of Management) International Affairs Society

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics Global Sustainability Team, Singapore

James Cook University, Singapore

The National University of Singapore – Bachelors in Environmental Studies

Sustainable Solutions Network Inaugural Conference, Singapore

NYU Shanghai

Lafayette College

Worldwatch Institute

University of Muenster

European Environmental Agency, Copenhagen

University of California at Berkeley

University of California at Santa Cruz

Humboldt State University

Guilford College

Anglo-Chinese School International, Singapore

The University of Redlands

Virginia Tech University

Maumee Valley Country Day School

Ursinus College

University of Virginia

American University

Harvey Mudd College

EarthFest Singapore

Vanderbilt University (Law School)

Westminster College

Seattle University – Vacation Matters Summit

John Carroll University

Hollins University

Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan

State University of New York Oswego

University of Lausanne

Haverford College

Oberlin College

Sonoma State University

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University

St. Bonaventure University

College of the Atlantic

DePauw University

Free University of Berlin

University of Florida

Institute for Shipboard Education: Global Engagement Forum

Institute for Shipboard Education: Enrichment Voyage up the Amazon

The World (Residences at Sea)

Allegheny College – Phi Beta Kappa address

The College of Wooster

Roanoke College