GrowthBusters Campus Tour
We’re excited to begin virtual, thought-provoking presentations led by industry experts on a variety of topics, including overconsumption, steady state economics, and sustainability.
We’ve assembled a “faculty” of speakers to educate about limits to growth – both economic and population, who are available to speak to college classes, department gatherings, and student organizations.
This is virtual, so geography and schedule won’t stand in the way.
We’re constantly adding to our faculty of speakers.
Here’s our current list:
Filmmaker, Podcaster, & Cultural Observer
Dave produced the film, GrowthBusters; the Conversation Earth radio series, & currently produces 2 podcasts: Planet in Crisis for Scientists Warning Europe and GrowthBusters.
Co-Founder & CEO, Stable Planet Alliance
Global change scientist, policy strategist, African national development specialist, volcano climber, film producer, & lead author of World Scientists’ Warnings Into Action: Local to Global.
Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
Biologist, economist, prior federal employee, & former professor at Virginia Tech. He is the author of four books including Supply Shock & Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train.
Founder & Executive Director, The REAL Green New Deal Project
Bursting the fantasy bubble about renewable energy and sustainability by marrying the bio-socio-physical with the spiritual.
Executive Director, Population Balance
A Humane Educator interested in procreative, social, & ecological justice; designed & teaches the first graduate course on “Pronatalism & Overpopulation: The Personal, Cultural, and Global Implications of Having a Child.”
Honorary Senior Fellow & Co-Convenor of The Overpopulation Project
Researches on the environmental, social & economic impacts of demographic change, including interactions between population growth, economic development, food security and climate change, & the efficacy of policy and program options.
Professor of Biological Sciences & Director of The Contraceptive Vaccine Project
Chris has taught a college course in human population since 2016. His research includes systems dynamics modeling of global human population and the development of a reversible, long-acting immuno-contraceptive for women and men.
Professor of Green Political Economy & Co-Director of the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action
John Barry is a father, a recovering politician, Professor of Green Political Economy and Co-Director of the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action at Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland. He is also founding Co-Chair of the Belfast Climate Commission.
Professor & Trustee of Morrison, CO
Paul Sutton is a Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Denver. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Town of Morrison, CO which has had a population of 300-500 people for over 100 years. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of Population Geography, Sustainability Science, and Ecological Economics.
Population Ecologist, Ecological Economist & Professor Emeritus
William Rees is a population ecologist, ecological economist, Professor Emeritus and former Director of the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning in Vancouver, Canada. He researches the implications of global ecological trends for the longevity of civilization, with special foci on urban (un)sustainability and cultural/cognitive barriers to rational public policy. Prof Rees is best known as the originator and co-developer of ‘ecological footprint analysis’ (EFA), a quantitative tool that estimates human demands on ecosystems and the extent to which humanity is in ‘ecological overshoot’. He has authored hundreds of peer reviewed and popular articles on these and related topics.