People like you who are interested in strengthening the resilience of our region
Time: March 27, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Page Hall, UAlbany Downtown Campus,
Street: 135 Western Ave.
City/Town: Albany, NY
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Event Type: lecture
Organized By: University at Albany, the College of St. Rose, Capital
Latest Activity: Mar 8, 2012
*Richard Heinberg to speak at UAlbany on the end of economic growth as we know it*
*What: Author Richard Heinberg *
*When: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 7PM*
*Where: Page Hall, UAlbany Downtown Campus, 135 Western Ave., Albany*
*Admission by voluntary donation*
*As energy and food prices escalate* and debt levels explode, paths that formerly led to economic prosperity now lead to disaster. The Great Recession will not end in "recovery." Instead, growth is being blocked by three factors: Resource depletion, negative environmental impacts, and crushing levels of debt.
In his latest book, *The End of Growth: Adapting to our New Economic Reality *, Richard Heinberg proposes a startling diagnosis: the global economy has reached a fundamental turning point--the end of growth.
In this public lecture, Heinberg will discuss the outcomes of growth-addicted economics and propose strategies for policymakers, communities, and families to build a new economy that operates within Earth's budget of energy and resources. We can thrive during this economic transition if we set goals that promote human and environmental well-being, rather than pursuing the now-unattainable prize of ever-expanding GDP.
Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the worlds foremost Peak Oil educators. Richard Heinberg is the author of ten books, among them*The End of Growth* (August 2011), *Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines* (2007), *Powerdown: Options & Actions for a Post-Carbon World* (2004), and *The Party's Over: Oil, War & the Fate of Industrial Societies*(2003)
Sponsored by: the University at Albany, the College of St. Rose, Capital Region Energy Forum, Capital District Transition Network, and First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albanys Social Responsibility Committee
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