This is the first in a new lecture series sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Rob Dietz is the program director at the Post Carbon Institute, where he is responsible for guiding projects from conception to completion. With training and experience in ecological economics, environmental science, and conservation biology, Dietz has built a career aimed at moving society in sustainable directions.
Based on his book, Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources, Dietz hopes to get his audience thinking about how our economy works and considering the logic (or lack thereof) of pursuing continuous growth on a finite planet. Dietz will present an alternative vision of a steady-state economy that can meet people’s needs without undermining the life-support systems of the planet, and discuss how communities and societies can work toward a peaceful transition.FURTHER EVENT INFORMATION