Brief: Sustainability lecture to be held

Ali Dade

Deborah Altus, professor and co-chair of the human services department will give a presentation on her time spent in Tamera, Portugal noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 in the International Center Building.

Altus spent time during the summer of 2016 in the ecovillage of Tamera, Portugal. The town is dedicated to developing a more peaceful and sustainable society.

They hope to achieve a more peaceful society by allowing a more non-conforming view of romantic and family relationships. They have conducted research in multiple areas including solar technology, permaculture and water-retention landscape restoration. Altus will provide insight on these variables and what Americans can learn from the town of Tamera.