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"Economics in Place and Time" with Michael Barkusky

False Creek Watershed Society

Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Meet at Leg-in-Boot Square, South False Creek north of Heather Street past Moberley Road near the water.

The route will go west along the seawall towards Granville Island.

Not long ago False Creek was a tidal inlet surrounded by old-growth forests and salmon streams. Since the settlers arrived in the late 19th century the area has gone through a great transformation. The "natural capital" - trees, fish, sealife - soon disappeared as its value was high on the industrial market. Then sawmills lined the shores as the timber was processed. Pollution filled the creek - reducing the value of the waters and killing even more sealife. When the sawmills ceased, gradually the toxic sediments settled and now the creek is lined with highrises full of "human capital".

What is the economic meaning of this transformation? How is the present landscape a measure of wealth compared to te old one?

By donation

Rain or shine

Michael Barkusky has a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Cape Town and a Master in Business Administration from UBC. He has operated his own accounting firm for many years. Michael's main interest and specialty is Eclogical Eoonomics - a discipline that was created 40 years ago which has not, Michael beleives, been put to good enough use in our modern day society. He is a keen conservationist and is very concerned about the health of our local ecosystems and the state of the natural systems of the planet as a whole. He presently also works as a part time Administrator for the Coastal First Nations who are seeking to keep the ecological integrity of the Great Bear Rainforest.

 

NOTE: "Earth Walks" are created by community leaders for the False Creek Watershed Society - a non profit group. We are very lucky to have these amazingly knowledgeable people lead us. We would love to have you join us. We ask that you try and register for the walks if there is a good chance you will be able to join us so we know how many are coming. Thanks and hope to see you there! 

Apologies that the newsletter stated these events are free. This year any donations we receive will be offered to the leaders and publicity.

 


 

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