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Professor Madhavi Venkatesan is collaborating with grassroots activists to advocate against single-use plastics. “Our economy thrives the way it does because we don’t know the true cost of anything,” she affirms. Read more in the Christian Science Monitor - link below.

“On a blustery spring evening in Provincetown, Massachusetts, year-round residents of this New England beach town crowded into an auditorium for their yearly town meeting – that democratic exercise where locals vote on everything from school budgets to fire department personnel to playground construction. 

They considered pier repairs and stormwater improvements, fence maintenance and rental restrictions. Then, around 8 p.m., and after many gavels, they began to discuss Article 17, the agenda item that had brought Madhavi Venkatesan, associate professor of economics of sustainability at Boston’s Northeastern University, to this wind-swept tip of Cape Cod.”

By Stephanie Hanes, Christian Science Monitor, July 10

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