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The End of Plastic-Covered Plastic Forks: Women, Waste, and the Legacy We're Leaving Our Kids **CANCELLED**

Trash is piling up while our soil degrades, oceans acidify, and plants, animals, and even shorelines grow increasingly imperiled. Meanwhile, we've outsourced wage slavery so that we can buy, buy, buy more, better, faster all the time. The facts say this is unsustainable. Our hearts know it's true. But we feel small and helpless to stop it. Yet women are uniquely poised to help craft a better world if we’d just add our voices in greater numbers to the energy, consumption, and waste conversation. Join me in finding out how and why.

Instructor Bio:

Lindsay Curren has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from VCU. She's worked many years in journalism, including six at washingtonpost.com as a moderator of user-based news discussion. She co-owns a solar marketing agency, CurrenGroup.com, and has written hundreds of online articles on energy, the environment, and a transition to smaller-scale living. But most of all she loves the earth, an aesthetically pleasing and meaningful life, and mindfulness.

Required Reading:

Leonard, Annie. The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Healthand a Vision for Change, 2011.

Recommended Reading:

Kunstler, James Howard. The Long Emergency, 2006.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A600 Lindsay Curren Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 Tu 9:30-11:00 a.m. The R. R. Smith Center NA

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