USSEE August Updates

USSEE General Membership Minutes 6-27-17-jsGeneral Membership Meeting, ISEE 2020, and more…

Join the USSEE General Membership Meeting: 8/13, 6:30 pm EST

We would like to invite all USSEE members to join us for the general membership meeting at the ESA/USSEE conference on Tuesday August 13th from 6:30-8:00 pm EST. Those who will be at the conference can join in person at the Wilson meeting room at the Galt House Hotel, and those who will not be there can join us remotely on WebEx, using this link:

No advanced registration is required to join the video call, however if you would like a reminder you can reply to this message to receive an email with the link again the day of the event.

The meeting minutes from the general membership meeting can be accessed here.  

Call for Sub-themes for the ISEE/Degrowth Conference 2020

The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) has announced a call for sub-themes for the first ever joint conference between the International Degrowth Research Network and the ISEE on the theme of Building Alternative Livelihoods in Times of Ecological and Political Crisis. The conference will take place 1-5 September, 2020 in Manchester, UK and will bring together academics from the Degrowth and Ecological Economics communities, voices from the Global North and Global South, civil society actors, activists, artists and policy-makers.

For a more detailed conference description and information on how to submit a sub-topic for consideration visit:…/call-for-sub-themes-for-degrowth-isee-conf…/

In Memoriam: Frank Ackerman

Economist and longtime member of USSEE Frank Ackerman died on July 15, 2019 at the age of 72. He was an environmentalist and a prolific writer on topics ranging from the economics of climate change to critiques of mainstream economic theory. A statement from USSEE president Robert Richardson detailing Dr. Ackerman’s many contributions to the field of ecological economics can be found on our blog here

Fall Webinars

We are excited to announce that our bi-monthly webinar series will be picking up again this fall. Our September webinar will be titled The Green New Deal: What is a reasonable “realism” in the face of an existential threat? by Eric Kemp-Benedict of the Stockholm Environment Institute. We are also planning a November webinar by Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics. Be on the lookout for an email with dates, details and and registration information for both webinars coming soon.

Each One, Reach One

The start of a new semester is a great time to re-energize your involvement in USSEE. We’re asking members to commit to at least one of these steps to strengthen our community:

  • Recruit a colleague to become a member.
  • Share one of the terrific USSEE blogs or webinar recordings.
  • Follow USSEE on Twitter or Facebook

Ecological economics has applicability across disciplines, so try reaching beyond your department or “the usual suspects” and spread the word to colleagues in education, public policy, and other fields.

As always feel free to email with any questions, or with materials to share on our blog or social media pages. We look forward to seeing many of you next week in Louisville!

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