- 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.
– Tour Stops –
|February 22||College of Charleston|
|March 1||Five College Consortium|
|March 6||University of New Hampshire|
|March 8||Rochester Institute of Technology|
|March 12||University at Buffalo|
|March 21||Earlham College|
|March 26||Washington University of St. Louis|
|March 30-31||Carleton College|
|April 12-13||Northern Arizona University|
|April 18||Arizona State University|
|April 23-24||San Diego State University|
|April 25||University of California Santa Barbara|
|May 8||Western Washington University|
– Speakers –
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.
Benefit Corporation Speakers
– Bring Us to Your Campus –
Interested in joining us for the 2019 Points of Intervention tour? Every stop on this tour will be unique, as we work with each campus to organize a convergence of all types of local passions, skills, and expertise among the student body. These full-day or multi-day activations will invite students together in a fun and engaging way to showcase what real solutions can look like. Check out our interest form for more information.
Questions? Email Pope@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:
– Our Partners –
Interested in getting involved as a partner? Email Audrey@postlandfill.org
– Endorsements –
We’re looking for movements, organizations, companies and individuals to sign on with their written support of the tour, and possibly get involved on a deeper level.