Stephen Polk, MA. Stephen is a 16 year social and ecological activist based in the
Denver Metro area. He received his MA from the University of Colorado Denver in Political
Science. His master thesis analyzed the political and practical dimensions of permaculture
within Denver's collective community, the community in which he has called home for
the last 14 years. Stephen has worked primarily on a community level addressing issues
ranging from anti-oppression and truly affordable housing, to the construction of
regenerative systems in communal settings. Stephen is an Assistant Professor in the
BA Environmental Studies Program, and the MA Resilient Leadership Program.
It's not enough to transform yourself. We have the moral, spiritual, and humanistic
imperative to transform the world toward peace, justice, and ecological sustainability.
I love to cook, ride bikes, take mass transportation, talk about the weather, and
daydream about how cities can be more sustainable and enjoyable.
BA Environmental Studies
MA Resilient Leadership
Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor by Richard Nixon is a must read for any environmentalist especially in richer, westernized
Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway is a foundational permaculture text I use regularly in my Introduction to Permaculture course.
I have a chapter in a book coming out in Fall of 2018 entitled "Food Justice, Permaculture, and Global Urban Strategy", in the book, Globalism and Localization: Emergent Solutions to our Ecological and Social Crises edited by Jeanine M.Canty. I'm also in the early stages writing a piece on eco-socialism. Stay tuned!