Month: October 2021

Theresa Hopkins-Staten (Class of 1981): VP for Corporate Citizenship and Equity at Eversource Energy

Check out a recent video published on Hartford Business titled “Theresa Hopkins-Staten, VP for Corporate Citizenship and Equity at Eversource Energy” where alumna Theresa Hopkins (SOCI 1981) discusses the various activities she has done in and around Greater Hartford.

 

Phoebe Godfrey: UConn Authors Exploring Just Sustainabilities

Check out a recent article on UConn Today, titled “UConn Authors Exploring Just Sustainabilities,” where they interview Associate Professor in Residence of Sociology, Phoebe Godfrey, about a recent book of case studies she edited called Global Im-Possibilities which explores the concept of “just sustainabilities,” including policies, practices, and challenges, faced by individuals and governments working toward a more sustainable future.

***Excerpt from article***

Just sustainabilities” is a concept originated by Julian Agyeman from Tufts University, which he defines as “the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.” Essentially, this framework aims to achieve environmental sustainabilities in connection with expressions of social justice, rather than focusing primarily on one or the other. The emphasis on the plurality of possibilities is key in that it allows for place-based specific solutions that emerge out of the culture and needs of a given community.