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Solutions Seminar: Placing a Value on Nature
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 6:30pm

SOLUTIONS SEMINAR SERIES: ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

Join the Institute for Sustainable Solutions this winter as we explore economic solutions to sustain the vital services nature provides us.

Revealing Hidden Benefits: Placing a Value on Nature

** Note: Due to inclement weather conditions, David Batker will be presenting this topic via live video. **


David Batker
Executive Director, Earth Economics

Wednesday, January 18
5-6:30 p.m.
Portland State University, Shattuck Hall Annex, SW Hall and Broadway (map)
FREE, open to the public and live streamed here.

Nature provides everything humans need to live. These ecosystem services include many things we take for granted, like trees purifying air, wetlands filtering water and bees pollinating crops.

Putting a price tag on nature is difficult, but  doing so can inform better decisions about how to manage precious natural resources. An ecological economist for more than 20 years, David Batker will present the history, current state and future direction of valuing natural capital and revealing hidden benefits. Explore all seminars>>