2010 Sustainability Seminar Series

The Green Changemakers

To help foster dialogue between social and natural scientists on the challenges of sustainability in the 21st century, the Center for Unconventional Security will convene a seminar series to bring a select group of scholars, researchers, experts, and business leaders to UC, Irvine to present a variety of perspectives on choices and challenges related to sustainability.

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The "Commons in the House of Commons" event on 8 May points the way out of the economic crisis

Green (Living) Review

The seminars of this programme, using 12 different starting points, will address questions like: What power does the concept of the “commons” have for creating a world that sees wellbeing, social justice and environmental equilibrium central to its values? The 12 seminars, facilitated by James Quilligan, worldwide renowned commons economist, will explore the commons from various perspectives, reflecting the interest of the organisations convening each event.

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Redefining Prosperity

The Green Changemakers

[link] The economy is geared, above all, to economic growth. Economic policy in the current recession is all about returning to growth – but an economic crisis can be an opportunity for some basic rethinking and restructuring. Two objectives other than growth – sustainability and wellbeing – have moved up the political and policy-making agenda in recent years, challenging the overriding priority traditionally given to economic growth.

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Educating for change

The Green Changemakers

Kriss Deiglmeier, executive director of operations at CSI, says even before the economic crisis, students were increasingly interested in aligning personal ethics with professional goals. Other examples include working with the homeless in New York while studying the economics of homelessness or with local synagogues while studying the history of anti-Semitism. www.odemagazine.com Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont Photo: Goddard College When Barack Obama won the U.S.

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