The relationship between human spirituality and nature gets probed by a musician and a scholar in an unusual presentation partly sponsored by the College of Charleston office of sustainability.

Musician and environmental activist Dana Lyons, maybe best known for his song "Cows With Guns," joins University of Florida environmental ethicist Bron Taylor at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Alumni Center, 86 Wentworth St.

The event is free and open to the public.

Lyons uses humor to weave the connection between people and their environment, to understand that if the environment isn't healthy, the human community isn't healthy, said Todd LeVasseur, a visiting professor who teaches religion and nature/ecology.

"A lot of what runs through the songs is the intrinsic value of nature," he said.

Taylor, author of the recent "Avatar and Nature Spirituality," studies the global struggle for biodiversity, conservation and environmental sustainability, according to his website.

The book talks about an "emerging religiosity" as an aspect of the movie's popularity, LeVasseur said.

The presenters were sought and partly paid for by students through the ECOllective Student Fund, LeVasseur said.

Green CofC, the college Political Science department, Sierra Club and Coastal Conservation League also sponsor the event.

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