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Flourishing in a Time of Flows: What Role for Environmental Health Social Sciences?

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11/07/2014

Flourishing: thriving; prospering; term often used in describing visions of sustainability, i.e. sustainability = ecological flourishing + human flourishing

Flows: steady, continuous streams of [something]; describes the movement of [people, materials, ideas] in our global society

Environmental Health Social Sciences: provide methodological and theoretical contributions for moving toward human and ecological flourishing; offer opportunities for understanding the consequences of and points of intervention for mitigating the harms associated with flows.

A Production of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, an affiliate of the Rubenstein School for Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.

The Gund Institute is a hub for transdisciplinary scholarship, based at the University of Vermont and comprising diverse faculty, students, and collaborators worldwide. Together we conduct research at the interface of ecological, social, and economic systems, develop creative, practical solutions to local and global environmental challenges, and provide future leaders with the tools and understanding necessary to navigate the transition to a sustainable society.

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