Weston Roundtable – Ecosystems as Models for Restoring our Economies (to a Sustainable State)
Speaker: John Giordanengo, Principal Restoration Ecologist, AloTerra Restoration Services
Drawing from decades of research and practice in business, economics, ecology, and conservation, Giordanengo outlines three foundational components of sustainable economies — diversity, energy, and trade. This lecture reveals not only the unique relationships between these components, but explains their role in maintaining productive and resilient economies. This lecture also proposes an ecological explanation of the wealth gap, the relationship between carbon-and energy-neutrality, and details several governing principles of sustainable economies.
The Weston Roundtable is made possible by a generous donation from Roy F. Weston, a highly accomplished UW-Madison alumnus. Designed to promote a robust understanding of sustainability science, engineering, and policy, these interactive lectures are co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Office of Sustainability.