The U.S. Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) will hold it’s 2013 Conference on June 9-12 at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont. Our 7th Biennial Conference is organized around the theme of “Building Local, Scaling Global: Implementing Solutions for Sustainability” and will aim to research and catalog sustainability lessons learned at local, regional, and state levels and identifying solutions that can be scaled up … and what better place to connect local action to global problems than Vermont.
In the spirit of “getting on with sustainability already”, this year’s meeting will be organized around an emerging optimism that local solutions are bubbling up everywhere, and 2013 is the year to synergize and strategize. The State of Vermont has been described as a “laboratory” for sustainability science and policy, with progressive programs in energy and land-use planning, ecological economic indicators to guide public policy, and a grassroots movement to transition to a post-fossil fuel economy.
We’re also interested in presentations and discussions that will help to rebuild the biophysical foundations of an ecological economics. The USSEE co-sponsored the 4th Annual Biophysical Economics Conference at UVM in October of 2012, and there is momentum building to assess the current course of ecological economics in North America and re-evaluate our foundations and direction.
We are currently accepting abstracts for paper, poster, panel and workshop presentations. Please visit the Call for Papers page to submit your presentation ideas using our online form. Abstracts are due by February 15, 2013. Please check the conference website for more details. For questions, please contact conference organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at (802) 656-1353.
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