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Averting Environmental Collapse: Building Toward True Sustainability, Oct. 8

feature-imageChristina Ergas, assistant professor in the UT Department of Sociology, will present “Averting Environmental Collapse: Building Toward True Sustainability,” Friday, Oct. 8 at noon via Zoom. 

As major environmental crises loom, one possible way forward is a type of development that turns the focus from monetary gain to social and ecological regeneration and transformation. In her presentation, Professor Ergas will share findings from her latest research on two alternative, community-scale, socioecological models of development that prioritize social and ecological efficiency and subsume economic rationality towards those ends: a grassroots urban ecovillage in the US Pacific Northwest and a government-subsidized, but cooperatively run, urban farm in Havana, Cuba. The research is the basis for her latest book, Surviving Collapse: Building Community Toward Radical Sustainability.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a link to join the meeting.

Register today for the Oct. 8 Science Forum lecture.

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