Pavel’s highly visual and dynamic presentations on Climate Run and Resilience help audiences explore how moving through a landscape can more intentionally connect us with the natural world. The Climate Run and Resilience presentation weaves together the story of running 150 miles across Iceland in 44 hours with reflections on our relationship with our environment.

Two key parts of Pavel’s presentation look at, first, how runners are as much a part of the ecological systems in which they are entangled as they are a part of their own bodies, and second, how it is critically important, moving forward, that we reframe our narrative around climate change to be one of resilience rather than one of crisis and catastrophe.

Through vivid photos, video, and engaging storytelling, Pavel traces the connection between athletics and resilience helps audiences find ways to build a new ecological paradigm that is inclusive, intentional, and understanding of our roles in a complex world.

Pavel is also excited to share plans for Climate Run 2017: a 12-day run along the 500-mile length of the Arctic Trail in northern Scandinavia. He hopes to set the FKT (Fastest Known Time) for completing a largely self-supported run on the Arctic Trail while bearing witness to a rapidly changing climate in the region and its effects on local indigenous Sami communities and on mountain cultures and environments along the entire route.

Pavel is a veteran of more than 20 years of teaching and public speaking, and since completing his first ultra-distance trail run across New Hampshire’s White Mountains in 1989, he has been running and following his love of adventure around the world. He is Associate Dean of Academics, Faculty of Environmental Humanities, and Director of Athletics at Vermont’s Sterling College. The author of many articles and books on the environment, Pavel has inspired audiences to transform thinking and help build a more resilient approach to both our local ecology and the global climate.

Recent Presentations:

Saturday, Nov 4, 2016
Whitney Center
Jackson, NH

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
Sterling College
Craftsbury Common, VT

Monday, Feb 22, 2016
Cannon School
Concord, NC

Friday, Feb 19, 2016
Green Mountain Club Taylor Series Talk
Green Mountain Club HQ
Waterbury, VT

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016
Albany Community Middle School
Albany, VT

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015
Craftsbury Middle School
Craftsbury Common, VT

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
Catamount Trail Association Annual Meeting
Green Mountain Club HQ
Waterbury, VT

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
Hathaway Brown School
Shaker Heights
Cleveland, OH

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015
Mansfield Nordic Club Annual Meeting
Town Hall, Underhill, VT

Thursday, Sep. 24, 2015
Outdoor Gear Exchange
Burlington, VT

Monday, June 22, 2015
University Center of the Westfjords
Isafjordur, Iceland

Thursday, May 28, 2015
‘The Climate Run Project: Athletes and Climate Resilience’
New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic
Roskilde University
Roskilde, Denmark

For more information, please contact Pavel.

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