Natasha Keidl (NUCSSH Economics 2022) is the recipient of a Northeastern PEAK Experiences Shout-It-Out Award. The award supported her travel expenses to the Sustainability Literacy: Faculty, Staff, and Students as Agents of Change Symposium at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina in February.
At the symposium, Natasha presented her paper, joint with Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan entitled,The Role of Economic Literacy in Fostering Sustainability: The Opportunity in the Teaching of Principles in Economics. (link to program) The paper will be submitted for publication.
Dr. Venkatesan, who established and teaches Economics of Sustainability, has been focused on incorporating sustainability within the teaching of economics since her re-entry into academics in 2014. Dr. Venkatesan is the executive director and founder of Sustainable Practices a 501c3 Cape Cod nonprofit that has recently garnered national press coverage as a result of a Cape Cod Times article on the organization’s initiatives to eliminate the sale of single use plastic bottles on Cape Cod.