Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Science Cafe: A Sustainable Consumer Culture? Is that Possible?

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Presented by Dr. Richard Wilk, IU Department of Anthropology

All Science Cafes are held at BORDERS in the Seattle's Best Cafe, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

We live on a planet where there are simply not enough resources for everyone to enjoy the consumer lifestyle of prosperous Americans. Is it possible to lower our impact on the environment, becoming green consumers, so we can continue to enjoy our comforts without destroying the planet at the same time? Many people argue that it should be up to individuals to make the right choices, and that free markets are the best way to promote sustainability. I will talk about experiences with 'green consumerism' in Europe and the USA, and open up a discussion of what other kinds of options might be open to us.

For more information visit http://www.sciencecafebloomington.org

The Bloomington Science Cafe is sponsored by The University Graduate School.