Upcoming BCEEAN event: “From a Big Carbon Footprint to Sustainable Living: Consumption and the Climate” with Dr. Juliet Schor – Oct 28, 2020

Join the Boston College Energy and Environment Alumni Network (BCEEAN) for an online presentation about the relationship between consumption and the environment. As awareness of the climate crisis grows, so too does scrutiny of American lifestyles. We have an outsized “carbon footprint,” from our large homes and vehicles to our diets and wardrobes. Most of us want to live lightly on the planet, but the complexities of modern life, and an energy-intensive infrastructure, limit what individuals can do. In this presentation, Dr. Juliet Schor will discuss her research on consumer lifestyles—both sustainable and unsustainable—and the challenges and opportunities of living sustainably. Her presentation will be followed with time to meet in small groups online.

Please note that you must have a personal Zoom account to log in to the meeting. There is no cost to attend and there is no cost to create a Zoom account.

Click here to register.

For more information, please call 617-552-2316.

About Dr. Juliet Schor
Juliet Schor is a professor of sociology at Boston College. Schor’s research focuses on the sociology of work, consumption, and climate change. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Schor received her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Massachusetts. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard University for 17 years, in the department of economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women’s Studies. Click here for more information.


Patrick Knight

Patrick Knight is a co-chair of BCEEAN, and is a principal associate at Synapse Energy Economics in Cambridge, MA.