Friday, April 19, 2013

The Practice of Plenitude

Wesleyan graduate Juliet Schor, now a professor of Sociology at Boston College, will give a talk entitled, "Treading Lightly on the Earth: The Practice of Plenitude." The talk is in honor of Earth Day, and is free and open to the public.

Monday, April 22, 2013
4:15 P.M.

The combination of climate and environmental threats and economic dysfunction has accelerated the search for alternative ways of living. In this talk, Professor Schor will discuss the emergence of “plenitude,” a set of new practices, networks, and ways of living that emphasize eco and carbon footprint reduction, sharing, self-provisioning, and reduced engagement with the “Business as Usual” economy.

Juliet Schor received her PhD in economics at the University of Massachusetts. Her most recent book is True Wealth: How and Why Millions of Americans Are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, High-Satisfaction Economy.

The talk is sponsored by the College of the Environment at Wesleyan.


Anonymous said...

It's all about the language and poetic license. “The darling buds of May” sounds much better than “The darling buds of March”.

Anonymous said...

Just curious: was there any discussion of the proposed development across Washington St after Prof. Schor's talk?