INFOGRAPHICS /

Here you will find a few infographics I created for the project "Viewing Sustainability through an Economics Lens: How to be Green While in the Black." This multi-year project was conducted through the Minnesota Council on Economic Education, through the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. The materials are intended for high school students and their teachers. 

EXPANDED THINKING

Core to any understanding of sustainability is the idea of broadening the geographic and temporal scales of our decision making. 

DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE

Issues of equality and responsibility are central many issues like climate change and chemical pollution. 

FOUR ESSENTIALS

Another conceptualization of sustainability, this time adding expanded thinking to ecology, society, and economy. 

PLANETARY DASHBOARD

The nine planetary boundaries, conceptualized as dashboard indicators.

THREE KEY ELEMENTS

A classic examination of the core components of sustainability,   which include society, economy, and ecology. 

PLANETARY BOUNDARIES

An important paper by Rockstrom et al. in 2009 (updated in 2015) lays the foundation of our understanding of ecology and the interconnectedness of social and natural systems.

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Kimberly Lynn Byrd, PhD

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