Graduate Student Work-in-Progress – Expanding the Closed Loop: Industrial Conservation, Recycling, and Environmentalism in the United States
Tue. February 14th, 2017, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road
Contemporary solid waste recycling did not simply arise from the countercultural environmentalism of the late 1960s and 1970s. In this talk, Jon Corey Hazlett, a PhD candidate in the Department of History, explores the historical connections of recycling to conservation efforts developed and promoted by a variety of industries from the 1930s through the 1950s. As environmentalism grew in popularity, these industries worked alongside environmental organizations to shape recycling programs, and the broader movement itself, in terms of market-based initiatives and economic growth, laying the foundation for the “green” consumption that now defines the movement.
Pre-lecture reception at 4:15 pm.
Free and open to the public. Registration recommended.