Aug 19 • 36M

Guest: Juliet Schor, Economist & Climate Activist

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Professor Juliet Schor is an economist and sociologist at Boston College. She researches work, consumption, and the climate crisis. She has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts. Before joining Boston College, she taught for 17 years at Harvard University in the Department of Economics and in the Committee on Women Studies. She is a winner of the Leontief Prize in 2006 for expanding the frontiers of economics and a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. She is a founder of the Center for the New American Dream and Co-Chair of the Better Future Project. She has also served as a consultant to the United Nations, UNU-WIDER and the UNDP.

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She is also the author of Born to Buy, The Overworked American,The Overspent American, and Plentitude.

Please check out her lecture series [ECO]nomics.


Join us this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. EST for our Climate Action Book Club. We’ll discuss A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There, a 1949 non-fiction book by American ecologist, forester, and environmentalist Aldo Leopold. Describing the land around the author's home in Sauk County, Wisconsin, the collection of essays advocate Leopold's idea of a "land ethic" or a responsible relationship existing between people and the land they inhabit. Edited and published by his son, Luna, a year after Leopold's death, the book is considered a landmark in the American conservation movement.

Prior to the book club, we will be in discussion with Dr. Charles Sontag, Emeritus Professor of Biology at the U.W. Manitowoc, whose 50 years of daily observations and documentation of birds is the longest in North America.