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Beyond Consumerism: A Discussion and Workshop

For the fourth installment of our 2017 Women and Environment series, the Women’s Centre of Calgary is teaming up with the Parkland Institute to present Beyond Consumerism – A Discussion and Workshop.

We’ll be joined by Political Ecologist Larissa Stendie, who will lead participants in a conversation on consumerism, consumption, and systems which emphasize the accumulation of goods. As a researcher with the Parkland Institute, Larissa will bring her experience working on environmental justice issues to explore some of the following:

  • What is over-consumption? What are the environmental and social impacts of a consumption-oriented culture?
  • What are the gendered impacts of a consumption-oriented culture?
  • How is the concept of a “green transition,” linked to a move beyond consumerism?
  • How can women work to address these issues at a local level?

Official programming runs from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. For more information visit or email