"Transition towards an ecological and social economy," Laure Waridel at Concordia University
The David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at the John Molson School of Business, in collaboration with the School of Community and Public Affairs, the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability, the Karl Polanyi Institue, and CREATE, presents:
Cofounder of Equiterre, eco-sociologist, author and columnist
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Concordia University, room H-763
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Transition towards an ecological and social economy
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 is an eco-sociologist, a thinker and a doer. She is one of the pioneers of fair trade and sustainable consumption in Quebec. She cofounded Equiterre, an organization dedicated to promoting ecologically and socially viable choices. She is the author of L'envers de l'assiette (The other side of the plate) and Acheter c'est voter (Buying is voting). Maclean's named her one of "25 young Canadians who are already changing our world." She is a recipient of the Order of Canada, and has been named to Quebec's Cercle des Phénix, an honorary society for environmentalists, as well as a Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Pléaide from the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie, an association of parliaments from French-speaking countries. She is currently pursuing a PhD on the emergence of an ecological social economy from the bottom up at the Graduate Institute of International and Development studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Laure Waridel is a Trudeau and SSHRC Scholar.
For more information, please contact:
David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise
John Molson School of Business
514 848-2424, ext. 5433