Friday, November 19, 2010
Environment & Sustainability Series: Re-Imagining the GDP
Town Hall (downstairs) | 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle
Registration: 11:30 a.m. | Luncheon & Program: 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Buffet Luncheon: $20/CityClub Members | $25/Guests and co-presenters | $30/General public
Coffee & Dessert: $12/CityClub Members | $15/Guests and co-presenters | $18/General public
Town Hall offers parking vouchers for Washington State Convention and Trade Center Main Garage. Visit www.townhallseattle.org for more information.
Advance registration for this event has closed. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door or by calling 206.682.7395
Glaser Progress Foundation
Executive Director, Take Back Your Time;
coordinator, Seattle Area Happiness Initiative
Business & Labor Reporter,
It was the Great Depression that gave rise to the measurement of “GDP,” and led, many think, to smarter policy choices. To navigate beyond today’s Great Recession, do we need a revised GDP that more broadly defines well-being, and considers the environment, our health, our education, and our civic engagement? Should we rethink what’s assigned economic value (e.g., cleaning up an oil spill, running prisons) and what isn’t (e.g. leaving an ecosystem intact, having leisure time)? What would it take to get a new metric enacted? Is it even possible, given today’s anxious and polarized politics? And, in practice, what difference would a new metric make — and for whom?
Thanks to our -
Event Chairs: Michael Beneke, Bill Dunbar and Phil Mitchell
Environment & Sustainability Series Sponsor:
Co-presenting organizations: Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Belltown Business Associaton, Earth Economics, Facing the Future, Great City, Sightline Institute, Sustainable Path, Sustainable Seattle, Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle and The Whidbey Institute.