This course will focus primarily on making sustainability theory practical for residents of the Edmonton region. The goal of this course is to provide you with the knowledge, connections and things you can do to integrate sustainable living practices into your daily life which can lead you to a healthier lifestyle in this time of environmental and economic challenges. Together we can grow vibrant, resilient communities starting in our own backyards.
Gillian Kerr is an adjunct professor at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC where she teaches environmental and ecological economics for decision-making. She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University in the RESNET research group on ecosystem service research and application across Canada. Her doctoral thesis, “Market-Based Approaches for Environmental Governance: Exploring the Implementation Gap in Alberta”, explored governance issues that have impeded the application of MBIs for environmental objectives in Alberta. She is currently doing a postdoc at Dalhousie University on the impacts of climate change in Atlantic Canada. Her research interests are on ecosystem services application for sustainable communities and the application of ecological economics to enhance sustainable futures.