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  Monday, April 22, 2013, 04:15 PM- 05:30 PM

    Treading Lightly on the Earth: The Practice of Plenitude. Juliet Schor, Wesleyan Class of 1975, Professor of Sociology, Boston College. The combination of climate and environmental threats and economic dysfunction has accelerated the search for alternative ways of living. In this talk, Professor Schor will discuss the emergence of "plenitude," a set of new practices, networks, and ways of living that emphasize eco and carbon footprint reduction, sharing, self-provisioning, and reduced engagement with the "Business As Usual" economy. Juliet Schor received her PhD in economics at the University of Massachusetts. Her most recent book is True Wealth: How and Why Millions of Americans Are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small- Scale, High-Satisfaction Economy.