NR 753 (01) - Critical Issues in Sustainability: Sustainability as an Abundance Paradigm

Sustainability as Abundance

Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Natural Resources
Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 13266
After 30 years in common parlance, the success of "Sustainability" still seems far from its goal. In part, this is because sustainability is typically applied as another way to manage scarcity, a paradigm informing economic and social policy for well over a century. Underlying this dominant view of sustainability, an increasing number of approaches to sustainability projects, some of longstanding are entering the mainstream as pieces of an identifiable, and distinctly novel, paradigm based on the assumption of abundance, rather than scarcity. These include ideas of the Natural Step and Natural Capital, as well as Cradle to Cradle and Biomicry. The goals of this seminar are (1) to survey and discuss this growing literature and its application to the solution of sustainability problems; and (2) research and analysis towards transforming scarcity-based to abundance-based solutions. To be considered as a capstone option for majors in Environmental and Conservation Sustainability, students must also register for NR 754 in the Spring semester.
Section Comments: Other majors may add with permission. Must be Senior status at the start of semester.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Sophomore, Senior
Only listed majors in section: ENV CONS STDS, ENV CONS SUST
Instructors: Julia Novak Colwell

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 F 9:10am - 11:00am HS 332