online – Solidarity, Community and Well Being: The Surprising Rewards of Degrowth
April 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Solidarity, Community and Well Being: The Surprising Rewards of Degrowth
Thu April 6 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Where in the world are we going? Our fossil-fueled growth economy is driving climate catastrophe. We need a paradigm shift.
The term “degrowth” refers to a set of visions, principles and strategies being discussed and developed by activists of various stripes. The speakers will address this topic.
Andrew Ahern is an ecological organizer, freelance writer, and public educator based in Boston. A member of organizations such as The Democratic Socialists of America, the Sunrise Movement, among others, Andrew developed a passion for environmentalism after witnessing other young people challenging power during the wave of climate strikes and protests in 2018 and 2019. As someone committed to bringing about social-ecological transformation, Andrew believes degrowth provides the policies, tools, and values to help us end extractive capitalism and bring about a society based on planetary and human well-being.
Peter Victor, author of Escape from Overshoot: Economics for a Planet in Peril (2023), Herman Daly’s Economics for a Full World: His Life and Ideas (2021) and Managing without Growth. Slower by Design, not Disaster (2008 and 2019), is Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at York University, Canada. He has received a number of awards for his fifty years of work on ecological economics.