Upcoming talk on Degrowth and a steady-state economy

This will be a “Lifelong Learning” talk for Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ormond Beach (UUCOB). Both in-person and by Zoom. The general public is invited.

Date Wednesday April 26; time 4pm-5:30pm US EST.

Here are the Zoom coordinates: ZOOM LINK https://zoom.us/j/5203271236?pwd=YVdVWEFFajhodVpRelJWMIE1MjF0dz09 ZOOM LOGIN – Meeting ID: 520 327 1236 Passcode: iti376

We (at least we in the industrialized wealthy western world), are accustomed to taking “economic growth” not only as a given, but as outright necessity. Doesn’t an economy HAVE to grow? 

But wait — DOES it? And from an ecological and a social standpoint, SHOULD it? This LLL by Jenny Nazak introduces the concept of “degrowth,” and related concept of a “steady-state economy.” These concepts have been around for quite some time, as it turns out. Find out more about degrowth and how it can benefit your economic and emotional wellbeing, while also benefiting the planet.

From Wikipedia: 

“A steady-state economy is an economy made up of a constant stock of physical wealth (capital) and a constant population size. In effect, such an economy does not grow in the course of time.”

This talk is given by a non-economist, for other non-economists. However, links to in-depth books, websites, and other resources will be provided to satisfy the intellectual thirst of even the wonky economist who might show up, or who lives within our own selves! 

Time permitting, we will cover related concepts such as the “8 forms of capital.” Of which money is but one, and possibly the least versatile. 

Ample time for Q&A will be included; come prepared for enjoyable exploration and creative exchange. 


Jenny Nazak is a sustainability educator and ecosocial activist. Author of DEEP GREEN book and blog; contributing author of FREE book (Financial Resilience and Economic Empowerment). Active participant in the Degrowth movement, as well as closely related movements including permaculture design, Deep Adaptation, and other worldwide movements for social/economic transformation. Her blog, a scrap-box of her written musings and takes on various stuff, is jennynazak.com . And she can also readily be found sharing ideas and resources on Facebook, Tiktok, and other social media.