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Can Consumption Change the World?

April 2, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


fair-tradeFrom the popularity of fair trade products to the growth of the “sharing economy” and the prevalence of sustainable businesses, consumers and corporations are thinking about our shopping habits in new ways.
Join a panel of environmentalists, economists, anthropologists, and entrepreneurs as they examine the 
life cycle of the goods we buy—from conception and design to labor and manufacturing, through repair and disposal. How are each of these stages interconnected, and what changes to our consumption habits could truly be impactful? Panelists include Dean Cycon, founder of Dean’s Beans, Paige West, Barnard Tow Professor of Anthropology; Sandra Goldmark, Barnard assistant professor of professional practice; and Eleanor Sterling, director of
the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History; and more. For more information, call 212.854.2037.


April 2, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Diana Event Oval, Barnard College
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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