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Ecological Economics Learning and Lecture Series begins Feb 25

Released by The Board of Change, CFN

 

he Coastal First Nations Board of Change is offering an exciting new education series of eight lectures called Ecological Economics.

The Ecological Economics course will identify the economic forces that need to be present for serious sustainability.

he Coastal First Nations Board of Change is offering an exciting new education series of eight lectures called Ecological Economics.

The Ecological Economics course will identify the economic forces that need to be present for serious sustainability to “pay off” for entrepreneurs and managers. Is it true that there is often a very decent payoff to investing in greater sustainability at the enterprise level, but not always?

The course will also look at the principles of industrial ecology, a sister field of study to ecological economics, to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental characteristics of genuinely “greener” goods and services, and for the design to follow, when producing and delivering them. This will be followed by a brief look at some relevant case studies. Finally, we will look at the implications, politically, of the challenge facing a sustainability-minded entrepreneur in an economic sector where the economic forces necessary for “win-win”, sustainability-focused innovation to pay off, are weak or non-existent. The situation here is far from hopeless, but different strategies are required in these cases.

Taking place at the boardroom in the Downtown offices of Coastal First Nations, the Ecological Economics course is available to Members and subscribers of the Board of Change and guided by qualified instructors.

This introductory university-level course will take a 360-degree view of ecological economics and how its adherence to sustainability could play a role in businesses and decision-making.

• What: Ecological Economics Course; 8 sessions (1.5 hours/session)
• When: Every second Tuesday beginning February 25, 2014
• Location: Boardroom, Coastal First Nations, Downtown Vancouver
• Price: $49 for Board of Change Members | $89 for Guests
• Course Leader: Michael Barkusky, along with special guests TBA


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