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Consummerism, Society and our Ecological Future


Tim Kesser

Date Apr 22, 2014
Time 7:00 pm  

Brookens Auditorium


UIS Committee on Sustainability

Phone 2172068507
Event type lecture
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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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