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Consummerism, Society and our Ecological Future

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
UIS Committee on Sustainability
Location
Brookens Auditorium
Date
Apr 22, 2014   7:00 pm  
Speaker
Tim Kesser
Originating Calendar
ECCE Speaker Series Community Calendar

Human population and economic growth are putting increased pressure on the Earth; our actions and policies are leading to climate disruption, loss of biodiversity, pollution, and unsustainable exploitation of natural resources.  Dr. Kasser will use psychological theory and research to show how contemporary culture’s focus on materialistic values and consumerism must be confronted if humans are to construct a sustainable future. He will present a strategic approach that provides lifestyle and policy alternatives that would not only be positive for the planet, but would promote people’s well-being and a more civil society.  Come learn about this re-imagining of the American Dream!

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