San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
DC Net Impact Professional Chapter (DCNI) Presents:
Mission Driven: Finding Work & Meaning in the New Economy
WHAT: In response to civilizational sustainability challenges, unprecedented concentrations of wealth, and continuing financial crises, there is a New Economy emerging. This talk will focus on how the new economy differs from the old; the role of for-profits and non-profits; and what the new economy means for people seeking to build mission-driven careers. Learn from Eban Goodstein, economist and director of sustainability education, who will share practical tips for professional development in the changing economy. We invite you to stay afterward and mingle with our speaker and other attendees. Light refreshments provided.
WHERE: Cove K St location,1990 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006
DIRECTIONS: Between the Foggy Bottom (blue/orange/silver lines), Farragut West (blue/orange/silver lines) and Farragut North (red line) Metro stops. In the spirit of sustainability, we encourage you to use public transportation:
- METRO: Foggy Bottom (blue/orange/silver lines), Farragut West (blue/orange/silver lines) and Farragut North (red line)
- BUS: Circulator from Dupont Circle toward Georgetown-Rosslyn;
- CAR: If taking public transportation is not possible, limited street parking is available nearby.
DCNI Premium Members: Free
Basic members/Guests: $10
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Eban Goodstein is the author of a college textbook, Economics and the Environment, (John Wiley and Sons, 2010) now in its sixth edition; Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming (University Press of New England, 2007); and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment (Island Press, 1999). Articles by Goodstein have appeared in, among other outlets, The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, and Environmental Management. His research has been featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, Time, Chemical and Engineering News, The Economist, USA Today, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He serves on the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record, and Environment, Workplace and Employment, and is on the steering committee of Economics for Equity and the Environment. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Follett Corporation, and is on the advisory committee for Chevrolet's Clean Energy Initiative. In addition Goodstein directs two national educational initiatives on global warming: Campus to Congress (C2C) Fellows and The National Climate Seminar. In recent years, he has coordinated climate education events at over 2,500 colleges, universities, high schools, and other institutions across the country. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan and B.S. in Geology from Williams College.
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