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The Bolivian Eco-Municipality: A New Sustainability Framework?


Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, Medford Campus
12 pm – 1 pm. Lunch Provided!
Join us for this weekly, TIE-sponsored ENVS event!

This week’s ENVS Lunch & Learn will be presented by William Powers of the World Policy Institute. He will discuss his work with practices and philosophies of sustainability in Bolivia. More info here

Description of the Presentation: The Latin American concept of buen vivir, or “living well”, suggests well-being “is only possible in the specific context of a community, which is social but also ecological.” (Gudynas, 2011). Powers’ 2016 World Policy Institute field study in Bolivia examines how – even in the context of contradictory neo-extractivist pressures which cuts against sustainability – new biocentric policies aroundbuen vivir play out in one of Bolivia’s twenty-four nationally-designated “ecological municipalities.” A lively discussion will probe this new model, and transferable South-North lessons.

If you can’t make it to the Rabb Room, watch it live here!

TIE is a proud sponsor of the Environmental Studies Lunch & Learn lecture series.

Every week during the academic year, ENVS features speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations to give presentations on environmental topics. This is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge beyond the curriculum, meet other faculty and students and network with the speakers. See a full list of the upcoming speakers here!

Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are welcome to attend.

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