VIDEO: Economy: Higher Ed Leaders Shift Paradigms [2:39]
Leaders in education and sustainability prompt us to think beyond conventional economic theory. "[T]he notion that economics is the lens through which the world should be viewed… is very, very badly flawed,” says Peter Mercer, President of Ramapo College. "To live within the means of nature is the most productive economic proposition,” claims sustainability leader Mathis Wackernagel. Jaimie Cloud, President of The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education declares, "The new paradigm is a regenerative and healthy and sustainable future.”
Speakers include Seton Hall University's Michael Zavada, Dean of Arts and Sciences and Biology Professor, and Judith Stark, Philosophy Professor and Co-Director of the Environmental Studies Program.