The Wicked Problem of Waste and What We Can Do About It with Dr. Myra Hird

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
6:00 PM

Brooke Gilmour
Sustainability Manager

Event Overview

Dr. Myra Hird, a professor, elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and Queen's National Scholar in the School of Environmental Studies, Queen’s University, Canada, will be giving a presentation called "The Wicked Problem of Waste and What We Can Do About It."

Wicked problems are difficult to solve because their multi-dimensional complexity means that solutions are often contradictory; solving one aspect of a wicked problem may well open up a different problem or problems. Waste, as this presentation will show, is a wicked problem that presses publics to confront the environmental, political, economic, symbolic and cultural dimensions of contemporary global society. Even if we drastically reduce our consumption (itself a contradiction in capitalist growth economies), we are left with a profound (in its scale and toxicity) waste legacy that will endure for an unknown number of future generations.

This presentation will address the health and environmental problems that waste creates, and how we might resolve this wicked problem. This event will take place on October 27 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm EST on Zoom.


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