Social Sustainability Month: Discussion, “Social Costs: Who Pays for the Stuff You Just Bought?”
Author: Department of Economics
Posted: November 2, 2011

The Economic Sustainability Taskforce, which is part of the Sustainability Leadership Center's volunteer program, is putting on an event for Social Sustainability Month.

WHAT: "Social Costs: Who Pays for the Stuff You Just Bought?"

WHEN: Monday, November 7th from 2:00-3:30pm

WHERE: Women's Resource Center at PSU: 1802 SW 10th and Montgomery, in the basement of Montgomery Hall (behind the Simon Benson House, across from the Subway).

Featured speakers:

  • Professor of Economics Dr. David Ervin 
  • Ecological economist and Institute for Sustainable Solutions fellow Dr. Carol Franco

What you buy often has a cost to society that is greater than its price tag. Environmental, social, and economic externalities have huge implications for social justice and efficiency alike. Learn a thing or two that may surprise you about seemingly innocuous market transactions from students and faculty and come to share your knowledge!

Sponsored by the PSU Sustainability Leadership Center's Economic Sustainability Taskforce

For more information on this event, please contact Amanda Phillips at 503-725-8228 or

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