27 February 2013 - 5:00pm to 27 February 2013 - 6:30pm

Concordia University, room H-763
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This lecture given by 2011 Trudeau scholar Laure Waridel, Ph.D. student in Anthropology and Sociology of Development, co-founder of Équiterre, eco-sociologist, author and columnist, is presented by the David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at the John Molson School of Business.

Hardly a day goes by without some new study being published that demonstrates the enormity of the environmental, social and economic challenges – not to say crises – facing humans, both individually and collectively. What role can university communities play in enhancing the transition towards real sustainability? Laure Waridel argues that building an ecological and social economy is an urgent necessity that will require thinking and action from every discipline. In this lecture she reminds us that the economy is a social construction that can be changed by the people. She presents many inspiring initiatives that have already been implemented. This lecture is an invitation to think outside the traditional boxes of “wealth,” “performance” and “progress” in order to contribute to a more ecological and equitable future.

Laure Waridel

Laure is exploring a vision of sustainable development that reconciles ecological, social and economic viability

2011 Scholars