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SUSTAIN WHAT:A Post-Pandemic Economy that Values Makers & Caregivers

May 13, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only disrupted production chains and health-care systems but also most directly threatens the wellbeing of the largely-invisible work force sustaining society. In this special Sustain What takeover, ecological economics scholars Katie Kish, Katharine Zywert and Sophie Sanniti lead a discussion with host Andy Revkin exploring how revaluation of the care economy (teachers, parents, healthcare workers), coupled with a movement toward open-source and free knowledge, can create more resilient production chains and enhance long-term wellbeing - for both people and the planet. Hosted by Columbia University’s Earth Institute Initiative on Communication & Sustainability for the Economics for the Anthropocene working group at McGill University, York University and University of Vermont Guests: Michel Bauwens, Founder, P2P Foundation (peer to peer, person to person) Susan Paulson - Professor, University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies Bill Sutherland - Founder, the Institute for Complexity and Connection Medicine Organizers: Katie Kish, Ph.D., McGill University / Sophie Sanniti, U. of Waterloo / Katharine Zywert Host: Andy Revkin, Earth Institute at Columbia University More programs: Economics for the Anthropocene network:

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