BALE (Building A Local Economy) is pleased to help bring “Localize It: What Resilience Looks Like,” a two-day convening, to the Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont on Oct. 21-22. The aim of the conference is to elevate the visibility and viability of the emerging localization movement in New England. The goal is linking the many strands of this movement – local food, decentralized renewable energy, place-based knowledge and education, localized paths to health and wellness, local money, banking, art, culture and more – together with the many efforts to promote social and environmental justice.
Shifting away from globalized corporate capitalism towards diverse localized economies can help address most of our most pressing problems – from climate change and resource depletion to the erosion of democracy and the widening gap between rich and poor. Our intention is that participants will leave the conference more aware of those connections and more knowledgeable about the inspiring localizing efforts already underway across this region. Keynote speakers include:
We are now seeking friends and supporters to help us put this important gathering on. We need places for participants to stay (as much as possible, we will put friends from afar in people’s homes) on Sat., Oct 21. If you can help, please contact Chris Wood HERE.
This conference is co-sponsored by Local Futures, Vermonters for a New Economy, Sustainable Future Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, New Economy Law Center at Vermont Law School, New England Resilience and Transition Network, and BALE. For more info, click HERE.