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John Ehrenfeld

Retired, Former Director of the Program on Technology, Business, and Environment
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Participates in 2 items
John R. Ehrenfeld retired in 2000 as the Director of the MIT Program on Technology, Business, and Environment. He retired again in June 2009 as Executive Director of the International Society for Industrial Ecology after guiding its development after the Society was founded in 2000. He continues to be engaged in thinking, writing, and teaching about flourishing. He is the author of The Right Way to Flourish: Reconnecting with the Real World (2019) and Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming our Consumer Culture (2008), and coauthored Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability (2013) with Andrew Hoffman. In June 2009, the International Society for Industrial Ecology awarded him its Society Prize. In October, 1999, the World Resources Institute honored him with its first lifetime achievement award. He holds a BS and ScD in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and is author or co-author of over 200 papers, and other publications.

Sessions in which John Ehrenfeld participates

Thursday 3 June, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:10 AM
11:15 AM
11:15 AM EDT - 12:30 PM EDT | 1 hour 15 minutes

1-Flourishing, not sustainability, is the right vision for the future2- The Right Way to Flourish. Reconnecting with the Real WorldThe call to sustainability has failed to rouse the world to the urgent need for critique and remedial action. In its place, flourishing is the proper normative vision to put Planet Earth on a viable trajectory, halting the present downward spiral of environmental and social deterioration. F...