Frances Moore Lappe, who is also the founder of the Small Planet Institute, is the featured speaker at an event Monday, June 27 celebrating sustainable communities. It begins at 7:30 p.m., and the cost to attend this event is $25.
The community is also welcome to attend the entire conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics, which begins Sunday, June 26 and closes Wednesday, June 29.
Sabine O’Hara, the dean of UDC’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) and her staff are bringing many leaders in this area from across the globe to give lectures and lead workshops and discussions. Members of the community can sign up for specific events, a day, or the whole conference. CAUSES is even offering a local rate for any neighbor who wishes to attend.
Use UDCday2016 to purchase a single day pass for $108 (regularly $315) and UDC2016 for a full conference pass for $258 (regularly $525). The full conference pass gets you into the Lappe event without the additional $25 fee.
Please read below for more information about events and registration:
UDC CAUSES to Host ISEE 2016 June 26-29
Transforming the Economy: Sustaining Food, Water, Energy and Justice
The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) will host the 2016 Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), Transforming the Economy: Sustaining Food, Water, Energy and Justice. At a time when our planet’s vital signs are in distress and the social stability of our human community is under duress, a “transformed economy” supports the resilience of our planet and makes this conference theme more relevant than ever.
The conference brings together researchers, policy makers, and practitioners from all over the world and features plenary sessions, roundtables, and scholarly presentations focused on finding solutions for a socially and environmentally sustainable future. The International Society for Bio-Physical Economics will also hold its proceedings as a part of the ISEE 2016 conference.
Plenary speakers include:
Frances Moore Lappe’, author of Diet for a Small Planet and founder of the Small Planet Institute
Marina Silva, former Minister of Environment, and contender for the presidency of Brazil
Jairam Ramesh, former Minister of the Environment, who was recently reelected to the Upper House of the Indian Parliament
Dr. Shi Yan, President of Shared Harvest, and founder of the Chinese Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement
Dr. Renato Maluf, President Emeritus of the Food Policy Council of Brazil
Dr. Gar Alperovitz, Co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative and President of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Peter May, Senior Environmental Scientist of Biohabitats Inc. and lecturer at the University of Maryland
The conference will also include several special events open to the community. Frances Moore Lappe’ will be the featured speaker at an evening of celebrating sustainable communities at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 27. Registration is available here. 2016 Kenneth Boulding Award recipient, Prof. Kanchan Chopra, former director of the Institute of Economic Growth in Delhi, India, will lecture at a luncheon Monday at 12:00 p.m.; while Dr. Arild Vatn, a well-known institutional economist from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences will be honored at 8:00 p.m. on June 28. Registration for both Boulding events is available here.
A special registration rate is available for residents and employees of the District of Columbia. On the conference registration page, enter “UDC2016” in the discount code field to register for the full conference and “UDCday2016” for a single day registration.
Attendees of the conference can also earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits. The University of the District of Columbia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and follows the IACET protocol for providing CEU’s for professional development. Contact [email protected] for more information.
ISEE 2016 will be hosted at the University of the District of Columbia, located at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. To view the schedule or register for the full conference please visit www.isee2016.com. For questions, contact [email protected].
The International Society for Ecological Economics assists its members and ecological economists, regional societies of ecological economics, related societies, and other organizations in such matters of common concern as can be dealt with more effectively by united action. Visit www.isecoeco.org for more information.
The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is an urban landgrant university that offers associate, baccalaureate, graduate and professional degree programs, as well as community education and certificate programs to learners of all ages. The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) embodies the landgrant tradition of UDC. In addition to offering innovative academic programs in urban architecture and community development, urban sustainability, health education, nursing, and nutrition and dietetics, we also offer a wide range of community education programs through our five landgrant centers (1) The Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education, (2) The Center for Sustainable Development which includes the Water Resources Research Institute, (3) The Center for Nutrition Diet & Health which includes the Institute of Gerontology, (4) The Center for 4-H & Youth Development, and (5) The Architectural Research Institute. Visit www.udc.edu/causes for more information.
About the University of the District of Columbia
An HBCU, urban landgrant, and the only public university in the nation’s capital, The University of the District of Columbia is committed to a broad mission of education, research and community service. Established by abolitionist Myrtilla Miner in 1851, the University of DC offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees and a host of workplace development services designed to create opportunities for student success. The University is comprised of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a Community College and the David A. Clarke School of Law. The University of the District of Columbia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education – 3624 Market Street – Philadelphia, PA 19104 – 267.284.5000. The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: www.udc.edu/equal_opportunity.