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Facing the consumption crisis

Thursday, May 13, 2021 by Tai Moses

A lot of us know that the global population has topped 7.8 billion and counting – way more people than the planet can comfortably sustain. So what can we do about it? One partial solution is to switch to a circular economy, in which products are designed to be reusable, not disposable, and are made with recycled or reused material as much as possible. If you’re interested in learning more, check out the Housing & Planning Department webinar titled “How to Build a Society for Friends and Wellness (Not Cars and Things).” Attendees will learn how to “redefine wealth, reconsider how our consumption impacts human rights both at home and around the globe, and rethink what it means to build a sustainable future.” The webinar is presented by Sage Lenier, who works with Zero Waste USA and teaches a course called Solutions for a Sustainable & Just Future. Register here for this free virtual event. Tuesday, May 25, 5-6 p.m.

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