John Mulrow

John Mulrow is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental and Ecological Engineering at Purdue University.

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Degrowth for Engineering and Engineering for Degrowth

The steady-state/degrowth movement opens the possibility of re-defining “needs” and reorienting engineers to achieving equitable prosperity on our one shared planet.

September 29, 2023

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Please, Stop Considering the Environment

I’m asking us to stop considering the environment and make some space—mental, political, or spiritual—for global-scale economic restraint.

August 9, 2023

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‘Til Sustainability Do You Part: Arranging a Marriage Between Degrowth and the Circular Economy

But advocates of the circular economy rarely grapple with a central truth: the circular economy depends on a significant and sustained period of economic degrowth. Instead they tend to focus on innovations that deliver efficiencies and unlock new economic opportunities.

October 3, 2018


Tales of Pollen and Empowerment in Chicago

In Chicago, Sweet Beginnings helps people returning from prison learn how to make a living with bees – changing ideas about ecology and imprisonment along the way.

September 18, 2015

The Circular Economy’s Missing Ingredient: Local

There is need for a new level of nuance — a local circular economy — one, in which materials, ideas and feedback flow cyclically and locally.

September 16, 2015

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