Water Friendship for Everyone: seed project report (by Great lakes Commons, with Laura Gilbert)

Protecting clean and accessible water in the Great Lakes is at a crossroads. Since Europeans arrived on Turtle Island (home to many Indigenous nations) water has been exploited to serve the needs of the state (the USA and Canada in the Great Lakes region) and the consumer economy. […]

Ecological economics and urban sustainability: my internship at TRCA (Natália Britto dos Santos)

Last summer, I did an internship at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). This internship was part of the Sustainability Network Environment and Economy Fellowship (SNEEF) Program, a partnership between the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University and the Sustainability Network. The goal of SNEEF […]

Welcome to the Molysmocene

by Michael Hennessy Picard (postdoctoral fellow @ McGill Law Faculty), Olivier Barsalou (professor of law, UQAM) & Tina Beigi (bioresource engineer & environmental auditor)   Fig. 1 New York City Garbage artwork by Justin Gignac The climate talks in Bonn are now over. This 23rd Convention of the […]

Why behavioral economics is critical to revolutionizing economic theory and why it is not enough: Discussion with John Gowdy

During our Ethics and Cosmology student-led seminar (Ethics for the Anthropocene, Module 5: Game Theory and Complexity in Ethics) on 16 November 2017, we were joined by Dr. John Gowdy, Professor of Economics and Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. […]