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The Economics of Sustainability: a 6-part learning series with Sturgis Library
January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday Nights Jan 8th-Feb 12th at 6:30 PM via ZOOM
A series of six weekly discussions starting on January 8 will be facilitated by Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan. Readings will be made available online and participants are encouraged to read the material provided before the discussion hour. All meetings will be via Zoom and will start at 6:30 and end by 7:30.
To sign up please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We all live and participate within an economic system. However, what is not often contemplated is how our economic system affects all aspects of our life from what we pursue (our purpose) to how we consume and most importantly how we view the environment and stewardship. These latter aspects are implicit in our choices but often overlooked. This is why understanding how our economy works can provide the foundation to not only promote interest in social justice, environmental justice and economic equity, the three pillars of sustainability; but also in aligning our culture to better reflect our individual values.
This series will address economic literacy and the relationship between our economic actions and economic outcomes. The discussions are meant to both assess and empower individual behavior and the potential for social change.
January 8: Defining an economic system: A discussion of social construction
January 15: The role of GDP in culture
January 22: Theory and reality the role of economic agents in consumption and production
January 29: Aligning sustainability with the present economic system
February 5: Reconfiguring the economy from the bottom up
February 12: Why explicit discussion of values is important, necessary and significant in defining an economy