Wild Hope – Nature Rocks! (Podcast Episode #24)
When you’ve had a tough day and need some comfort, do you go for a long hike and commune with nature, or do you get on Amazon? What gives us joy, yet what do we strive to achieve? Are we in dominion over nature, or are we part of nature? Suez Jacobson (believe it or not, an economics professor) shares why she produced the film Wild Hope, which premieres February 23, 2019 at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival.
The film includes Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, George Monbiot and several other luminaries, including Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario.
Host Dave Gardner also engages Jacobson in a fascinating conversation about the shortcomings of college-level economics education. She also shares how she has begun teaching economics.
“The more clearly we can focus on the wonders and realities of the universe around us, the less taste we will have for its destruction.”
– Rachel Carson
Wild Hope Premiere: The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF), Golden, CO, February 23
Reimagining Economics 101 – paper by Suez Jacobson
Economists and educators mentioned by Jacobson who are doing excellent work:
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Kimmerer
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