‘Localize the Economy: Build Resilient Communities’

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BALE launches a year-long series that focuses on the ‘new economy,’ localization and well-being.

Christian Felber
Christian Felber 9/2012 Foto: Wolfgang Schmidt

There is a powerful antidote to the globalized economy that drives (common) wealth into the hands of the 1% while the majority of the planet lives in scarcity. Here comes a full series of programs that offers solutions that are, literally, in our hands… if only we commit and take concerted action.

Tuesday, Sept. 20; 5:45 PM at Chase Center, Vermont Law School, South Royalton.
The New Economy Law Center at VLS hosts noted author Christian Felber (Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good).

Wednesday, Sept. 21; 11 AM-12:30 PM at the Commons @ BALE, South Royalton.

Bringing the Food Economy Home: A Webinar: From energy use to biodiversity to social justice – no matter the perspective, it’s clear that taking control of our food back from transnational corporations is essential if we really want to feed the world. In this webinar, we will tackle the subject of local food economies from an international perspective. Our presenters will highlight successful local food projects in the global North and South, and discuss how to localize all stages of the food supply chain – from farm to market to table. The webinar will be a conversation and Q&A with Chris Sands of the grassroots town regeneration project Totally Locally, Marina O’Connell of the community farming and education initiative The Apricot Centre, and Local Futures Associate Director Anja Lyngbaek, whose work on food issues has spanned 30 years. Co-sponsored by Local Futures.

Tuesday, Sept. 27; 7:15 PM at the Commons @ BALE, South gwenhallsmithRoyalton. Gwendolyn Hallsmith of Vermonters for a New Economy, takes up the challenge recently offered by Bill McKibben about the unimaginably huge scale of the effort needed to stall climate change. Hallsmith’s talk, “Coining Infrastructure” looks to a transformative view of the money economy (used before and essential now).

Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:15 PM at the Commons @ BALE. Meet filmmaker Steven Gorelick and watch his film, “The Economics of Happiness” as we partner with the international group, Local Futures. Join the dialogue following the film. See the trailer HERE.economics-of-happiness-image

Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7:15 PM at the Commons @ BALE. George Lakey, author of Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got it Right and We Can, Too brings an existing model of an economy that well worth looking at (“one of the most fun books I’ve ever read.)”



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