The Economics of Climate Change: How Culture Has Impacted Sustainability: Social Justice, Environmental Justice, and Economic Equity with Madhavi Venkatesan, PhD
Our economic system has fostered individualism over community and competition over collaboration, because simply, these are the channels that promote economic growth as we measure it in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). We sell more when everyone has to have their own. But, individualism and competition results in unequal distribution that mimics the inequitable distribution of access to resources in our country. In many cases, inequity is a moral issue because the basis of it is exploitation of the vulnerable in a myriad of forms across historical time. In our discussion we will focus on the relationship between economics and sustainability: social justice, environmental justice and economic equity and also how our focus on economic growth has facili
This event is presented in conjunction with the Massachusetts Library System and Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW)
The theme for Climate Prep Week 2020 is "Climate Resilience is Social Resilience". The Massachusetts Library System is partnering with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) for Climate Prep Week to help libraries and their communities better prepare for extreme weather events. In lieu of Covid-19 and recent critical conversations around racial justice in society, CREW and MLS have organized several central events for libraries and their communities around the intersections of climate resilience, racial justice, and social resilience.
Cooked challenges viewers to truly see and respond to the invisible man-made disasters taking place in towns and cities across the country before the next "natural" disaster hits. The film is an
documentary adaptation of Eric Klinenberg's, HEAT WAVE: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago.