Lower Your Carbon Footprint? Sure…But Don’t Stop There!
April 22, 2022 3:00-3:45pm PDT
Today, shopping is no longer just about meeting basic needs: we shop to be younger looking and more attractive, to display the social identities, to advertise social status, etc. No surprise, then that one response to the threat of climate change is that one should be a more mindful shopper, to consume in a way that lowers one’s carbon footprint. And that’s fine, but… In this talk, Szasz will explain why lower carbon footprint consuming is not enough.
About the instructor: Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies Andy Szasz has written articles on environmental regulation, grassroots toxics movements, green consuming, environmental justice and the sociology of climate change; written two books, EcoPopulism: Toxic Waste and the Movement for Environmental Justice and Shopping Our Way to Safety: How We Changed from Protecting the Environment to Protecting Ourselves; and co-edited How the World’s Religions are Responding to Climate Change: Social Scientific Investigations.