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E-M:/ Noted Environmental Economist at MSU - Tuesday April 1

Dr. Eban Goodstein, professor of economics and author of the widely used textbook Environment and Economics (now in its 5th edition) will be speaking on “How Today’s 20 Year Olds Will Become the Greatest Generation and Save the Planet” on Tuesday April 1, 7:30 pm, 109 S. Kedzie on the campus of Michigan State University,


Dr. Goodstein is also the founder and chief organizer of “Focus the Nation”, www.focusthenation.org   a national educational initiative on global warming solutions for America, that involved more than 1,800 colleges, schools, churches and communities this past January in local discussions around community responses to climate change. He is author of several other books including The Tradeoff Myth: The Fact and Fiction About Jobs and the Environment (1999) and Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can  Stop Global Warming (2007) and many articles in both scholarly journals as well as the New York Times, Scientific American, Time and The Economist. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.


His visit is part of MSU’s ongoing recognition of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. This speakers’ series is generously sponsored by Residential Initiative for the Study of Environment, Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project, Land Policy Institute, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Social Science, Residential College of Arts and Humanities, Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, and Community Agriculture Recreation and Resource Studies.


The public is welcome and the event is free of charge. For more information contact:



Terry Link, Director

Office of Campus Sustainability

412 Olds Hall

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824

1-517-355-1751 (land-line)

1-517-432-1090 (fax)



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