Special Event

Reimagining America: An Evening with Gus Speth & Juliet Schor

Friday, November 8th, 2013
5:30-8:00pm
Etsy Labs

Hosted by Etsy in support of the Center for a New American Dream

It's an exciting time in America right now. Our consumption patterns are changing, and collaborative consumption—a system of consumption based on sharing, bartering, trading, renting, and swapping—is forging an economy that’s not only good for the pocketbook, but also benefits the environment and supports social ties.

On Friday, November 8th, Etsy will host noted authors, scholars, and environmental thought leaders Gus Speth and Juliet Schor for an evening of conversation that explores innovations in collaborative consumption and opportunities to define a new American Dream.

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and tour of Etsy Labs, followed by a conversation with Speth and Schor, introduced by New Dream’s Executive Director Wendy Philleo, and moderated by Etsy Vice President Matt Stinchcomb. All proceeds benefit the Center for a New American Dream.

Event Speakers

Gus Speth
Professor of Law at the Vermont Law School and Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos in New York City. Previously, he was founder and president of the World Resources Institute, professor of law at Georgetown University, chairman of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality, and senior attorney and cofounder of the Natural Resources Defense Council. His most recent book is America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy.



Juliet Schor
Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard University for 17 years in the Department of Economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women’s Studies. Her most recent book is Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, and she is also author of the national bestseller, The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure and The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don’t Need.


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