David Batker, Earth Economics, speaks about measuring the full value of ecosystems.
“We’re a nonprofit, we title ourselves ‘Earth Economics’ because there’s still something not in the equation. Just like we didn’t measure GDP and unemployment in the ’30s, no one had ever measured unemployment, we haven’t been measuring the benefits of our soil. That’s crazy. We’re not looking at it as a capital asset. We’re not looking at the full value of our air and water.” So says Earth Economics founder David Batker in his keynote address “Valuing Ecosystem Services” at the 26th Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference 2012.
Save these dates for upcoming BioCycle Conferences:
12th Annual BioCycle Conference On Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling
October 29, 30, 31, 2012 • St. Louis, Missouri
Call for papers is open through July 20, 2012
27th Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference 2013
April 8, 9, 10, 11, 2013 • San Diego, California