‘Helping Make Bloomington Greener’
On Wednesday, March 23, Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom will speak at the monthly Green Drinks Bloomington meeting at the Banquet Facility of the Upland Brewing Company, 350 West 11th Street. Ostrom will give a brief presentation, from 6 - 6:30pm, during the programmed portion of the evening. Space is limited. The title of Professor Ostrom’s talk is “Helping Make Bloomington Greener.” She will draw on research findings about collective action in regard to water and forestry resources. The focus will be on what we can be doing locally here in Bloomington. This month’s event is sponsored by Bloomingfoods.
Green Drinks Bloomington is a lively, informal social networking event for people from all walks of life who are interested in making a greener world. Join GDB on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Banquet Facility of the Upland Brewing Company. Share libations and ideas, discuss, debate, and explore, while making new friends and social connections.There’s a $5 suggested donation, and some food will be provided. To receive an evite each month, just write greendrinksbloomington [at] gmail.com. To learn more about Green Drinks, visit www.greendrinks.org or the GDB facebook page.
More about Elinor Ostrom
Elinor Ostrom is recognized internationally for her research concerning the notions of the commons and cooperation. The “commons” is terminology referring to resources that are collectively owned or shared among or between populations. These resources are said to be “held in common” and may include anything from natural resources and land to software and public information.Professor Ostrom is Distinguished Professor, Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science, and Senior Research Director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University Bloomington. She is also the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity at Arizona State University.
A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, Professor Ostrom has received many awards. She holds the 2009 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in common with co-recipient Oliver E. Williamson. The first woman to have been awarded the prize in this category, Ostrom was honored for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons.
Ostrom is the author and co-author of many influential books on these themes, including Governing the Commons (1990); Rules, Games, and Common-Pool Resources (1994, with Roy Gardner and James Walker); Local Commons and Global Interdependence: Heterogeneity and Cooperation in Two Domains (1995, with Robert Keohane); Trust and Reciprocity: Interdisciplinary Lessons from Experimental Research (2003, with James Walker); The Commons in the New Millennium: Challenges and Adaptations (2003, with Nives Dolsak; The Samaritan’s Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid (2005, with Clark Gibson, Krister Andersson, and Sujai Shivakumar); Understanding Institutional Diversity (2005); Understanding Knowledge as a Commons: From Theory to Practice (2007, with Charlotte Hess); and Working Together: Collective Action, the Commons, and Multiple Methods in Practice (2010, with Amy Poteete and Marco Janssen).
Get Involved with Green Drinks
The Green Drinks Bloomington planning committee is looking for groups or individuals to sponsor monthly meetings, to offset miscellaneous and food costs. Speakers do not charge for their presentations. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marcia Veldman at 812-988-4956.
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