Robert Fireovid, Research Scientist, and Brian Czech, Conservation Biologist, will give a presentation on the importance of biodiversity conservation to economies. Economic growth depends on humanity's consumption of the natural world; and so continued economic growth is incompatible with native ecosystem conservation. Economists assert that sooner or later, human societies will have to transition to steady state economies. But the longer we take to make this transition, the less of the natural world will remain. Consequently, conservation organizations such as Citizens for a Steady State Economy are asking that policies which would support this switch be implemented immediately. This presentation ties in with the theme of our Fall Conference.
Location: White Oak Library - Large Meeting Room
Directions: Exit the Washington Beltway at New Hampshire Ave (exit 28). Go north about 2 miles. The library is the first building on the right, once you have passed under Route 29, just after the Sears store.
There will be refreshments and door prizes. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome.
The meeting is open to non-members.
Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.