More Stuff or More Life? Reversing Consumerism for a Fairer, Greener Future

                Free public series. Mondays, 7 to 8:30 pm

Monday April 17: Escape from Overshoot: Economics for a Planet in Peril

Dr. Peter Victor

Peter A. Victor is a leading Canadian economist studying alternatives to economic growth.  He is a Professor Emeritus at York University. He has worked for 50 years in Canada and abroad as an academic, consultant, and public servant specializing in ecological economics and alternatives to economic growth. Peter sits on the Honorary Board of the David Suzuki Foundation, is chair of the Science Advisory Committee of the Footprint Data Foundation, and is an elected member of the Royal Society of Canada. He was the recipient of the Molson Prize in the Social Sciences from the Canada Council for the Arts in 2011 and the Boulding Memorial Prize from the International Society for Ecological Economics in 2014. He is the author of seven books, including Managing without Growth and his newly published one, Escape from Overshoot: Economics for a Planet in Peril.  He will present an overview of this latest book. 


Monday April 24: Panel of Local Leaders toward a fairer, greener Guelph.

Moderator: Sya Van Geest

Circular Food Economy: Ashlee Cooper, Project Coordinator for Our Food Future, is a leader in helping Guelph-Wellington realize its vision to build Canada’s first Circular Food Economy. A former food justice worker and agriculture entrepreneur with a long-time interest in our food system, Ashlee has extensive experience working with non-profits and cities to create urban agriculture strategies.

Guelph Tool Library/Circular Store:  TBA

Indigenous Economics Worldview: Carol Tyler, Mi'kmaq

Living Wage/Community Co-operation: TBA

Housing for Homeless: TBA


Monday May 1: Facilitated Brainstorming of What We Can Do

Facilitator: Brenda Doner



Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W.  Corner of Dublin and Suffolk

Parking lot entrances off Suffolk and Liverpool Streets.

Enter by the parking lot door.