- Highlight the people, companies, and movements that are challenging the Linear Consumption Economy, and intervening at points along a wasteful and unjust system to build a better model.
- Empower young people to realize their individual skills and passions as essential parts of a collective solution.
- Spread the message that “Nobody Can Do Everything, But Everybody Can Do Something”. Together, we can fix a broken system.
Junior Walk has been working with various anti-surface mining organizations in the Appalachian region for the past six years. He has done everything from lobbying on federal and state levels, gathering data for lawsuits against coal companies, and even getting arrested doing direct action on surface mines and corporate offices. Junior now serves as the outreach coordinator for Coal River Mountain Watch, a role in which he spends his time helping educate people about the effects coal extraction has had on his community. He has also been monitoring for permit violations and documenting ongoing surface mining operations on Coal River Mountain, the last intact mountain in the Coal River watershed.
B Corporation Speakers
To Be Determined
– Bring Us to Your Campus –
- A DIY Clothing Repair Station
- Skills Workshops on sewing, composting, bike repair, or homemade personal hygiene products
- Upcycled art installation/competition
- Tabling by campus organizations
- Local Food Trucks or Cooperatives
- Games and campus trivia with sustainable product raffle prizes
May 1st: applications due!
May 15th: potential campuses notified
May 15-26th: interviews conducted with designated campus contacts
September 15th: final campuses chosen
September 22nd: tour schedule finalized
Campus Funding Information
This panel is intended to appeal to as many students with as many diverse backgrounds and interests as possible. As such, we encourage campuses to cast a wide net while searching for funding on campus – broadening the support base beforehand will broaden the audience at the event itself! Here is a short list of groups and departments we encourage you to reach out to and partner with for the tour stop on your campus:
- Funds for large speaking events (presidential speaker series, student union speakers series, etc)
- Sustainability office/department
- Student activity fee funds
- Green fee funds
- Student organizations of varying interests, including but certainly not limited to:
- Sustainability and zero waste groups, Net Impact chapters and social business groups, diversity support coalitions, LGBTQIA+ groups, black student unions, mosaico and latinx groups, outdoor adventure clubs, sustainable food and agriculture, student run farms, etc.
- Deans of major colleges on campus, particularly colleges of:
- Business, economics, environmental and physical sciences, agriculture, marketing, social innovation and entrepreneurship, outdoor leadership, nonprofit management, etc.
- Campus Departments that support student leadership and job training:
- Office of Community Service and Learning, Fellowships, Jobs and Internships, Leadership, etc.
- Offices of diversity and inclusion
- Academic departments/specific courses with professors that would encourage students to attend the talk from their classes – this is a great experiential learning opportunity!
- Off-campus groups with similar missions and goals.
Questions? Email Nim@postlandfill.org
– What are the “Points of Intervention”? –
Challenging the Consumption Economy: The Points of Intervention Tour will travel to college and university campuses across the country, sharing the stories of individuals who are peeling back the pieces of this broken system in their own way for a just transition to a circular economy. From local food production to harnessing renewable energy, this tour will show students that activating their unique experiences and passions is a part of this fight, and that while nobody can do everything, everyone can do something.
We refer to these actions along the Linear Consumption trajectory as Points of Intervention: specific places in a system where a targeted action can effectively interrupt the functioning of a system as a whole and open the way to change. Whether they are physical (i.e. an expanding landfill) or ideological (i.e. planned obsolescence of consumer products), these points serve as avenues to better understand, and ultimately reconstruct, the Linear Consumption Economy.
There are countless ways to intervene, so we will be highlighting a few that encompass issues of waste, climate change, and environmental justice:
Creating markets that ensure equitable distribution of goods and services, so that folks growing, stitching, and building consumer products also reap the benefits of their labor.
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