Sustainability Roundtable: Doughnut Economics - Asserting a Sustainable Future for All

When Sep 26, 2023
from 04:00 PM to 04:50 PM
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Join the UofL Sustainability Council for our Fall Sustainability Roundtable series on alternate Tuesdays from 4:00-4:50pm (8/29, 9/12, 9/26, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 11/28).

We continue the fall series September 26th, with an exploration of the highly instructive concept of Doughnut Economics with our special guests, John Hartmann & Edward Burns. The Doughnut offers a vision of what it means for humanity to thrive in the 21st century - and Doughnut Economics, as laid out in Kate Raworth's book, explores the mindset and ways of thinking needed to get us there.

Edward S. Burns came to Louisville in 1995 as a student at Spalding University where he earned undergraduate degrees in Church Ministry Studies with an emphasis in leadership development and in Social Work with an emphasis in Policy Issues. He completed graduate studies at UofL in Social Work with an emphasis in research and program development, then worked with the Cabinet for Families and Children, UofL, the Louisville Community Initiative and UPS. The principles of liberation theology and Catholic Social Teaching guided Edward's involvement with religious institutions, government, and nongovernmental organizations in his country of birth Belize, Central America.

John Hartmann studied business at the University of Kentucky from 1968-73 (celebrating the first Earth Day there on April 22, 1970), and finished his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at  UofL in 1988. He worked 6 1/2 years at the Crescent Hill Public Library, joined the Greater Louisville Sierra Club in 1994, and later served as Chair of the Club, 1998-2000. Later, he joined the staff at the Virginia Chance School in Louisville as a Library Specialist, 2000-2007. John served on the Steering Committee of the Louisville Climate Action Network, and hosted weekly conversations on important world issues for over 14 years at Wednesday evening “Conversation Cafes”, 2003-2017. He also joined the Louisville Fellowship of Reconciliation and became an Editor on the social justice paper, FORsooth Newspaper. After a few years, he became Editor in Chief of the paper. During his time with LFOR, he convened a group of dedicated persons to bring community radio to Louisville, and the station, WFMP Forward Radio has been on the air since April of 2017, broadcasting at 106.5fm and livestreaming and podcasting at

No registration is required. The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minutes of open discussion. Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public.

If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Tamara Sluss.

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