Green Drinks KL April: Film Screening: What is the Economy For, Anyway?

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Green Drinks is a monthly gathering for anyone interested in creating a more sustainable world, exchanging ideas and hearing different perspectives about the social and environmental challenges we face.

These events are very simple and unstructured, there’s no agenda or other formality… anything goes. The whole point is to have some good conversations in a casual and informal setting. It’s a great way to socialise, catch up with like-minded friends, meet new ones, and connect with others who are passionate or curious about the environment, climate and all things ‘green’.

April Event

Premiere Screening in Malaysia: What is the Economy For, Anyway?

Dave Batker presents a humorous, edgy, factual, timely and highly-visual monologue about the American economy today, challenging the ways we measure economic success–especially the Gross Domestic Product… and offering an answer to the question…

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About the Director

David Batker completed his graduate training in economics under Herman Daly. Has has taught in the Training Department of the World Bank, and has worked for Greenpeace International, specializing in trade and international finance. He also worked for two years with the Rural Reconstruction Movement, a Philippine non-profit group dedicated to ecologically sound community-based development. Dave is the founder of Earth Economics – implementing better economic analysis to physically build a more sustainable, prosperous, and just economy. His work with the Earth Economics team includes measuring the value of wetlands for hurricane buffering, developing new account rules counting natural capital as flood protections infrastructure in flood planning, halting the export of hazardous wastes from rich to poor countries,  advising the US government on greening 436,000 federal buildings and more. He has worked in over 40 countries and throughout the US.

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