CURA speaker: Prof. Kajsa Ellegård on ‘Achieving sustainable resource use in everyday life’

Your friendly, neighborhood Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) is pleased to present a public lecture by Prof. Kajsa Ellegård, Linköping University (Sweden)

Achieving sustainable resource use in everyday life

Prof. Kajsa Ellegård, Linköping University

ABSTRACT: In the current debate on climate change, over-use of resources and the need for balance between human activities and the resource capacity of our Earth, there is a struggle between those who advocate structural solutions, laws and regulations, and those who prefer solutions based on changes which are generated by peoples’ own initiatives in redirecting their everyday life in a sustainable direction. The former believe that the solutions should be grounded on political decisions and policies and for the effects to be large enough big efforts must be made at national and international levels. They claim that individuals have few opportunities to make changes on their own because they are trapped in systems forcing them to use much resources. The latter expect that substantial results will emanate from voluntary activities based on information and encouragement. They mean that even though each and every individual makes a very small difference when changing course in her or his daily life, the total change generated by many people taken together will make a big difference.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 – 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Room 1080, Derby Hall | 154 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210

Pizza and beverages will be served.  Enjoy your lunch with a stimulating lecture!

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