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Junkyard Planet: A Lecture and Discussion with Adam Minter

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Dorothy Hirshon Suite, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-205, New York, NY 10011

In his book Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade, Adam Minter—veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner—travels deeply into a vast, often hidden, 500-billion-dollar industry that’s transforming our economy and environment.

In this lecture, Minter will discuss the globalization of the economy and flows of trash and the ways in which sustainability and "going green" often mean making money.  The lecture will be followed by a Q&A.

This event is sponsored by the Global Studies and Environmental Studies programs at The New School.

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Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions

Audience

General Public

School

University

Theme

Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change, International and Global

Topic

Economics, Environmental Studies, International Affairs and Development , Social Justice, Natural Science

Cost

Free; No tickets or reservations required.

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