Dec 1st – Surviving the Future Symposium

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Click on this link to go to the Surviving the Future Symposium website, or type in:  https://sterlingcollege.edu/stf/#main

Come hear from author, David Fleming, and multiple other leaders and panelists (like Chuck Collins, Peter Buffet, and Matthew Derr) about the kind of world we are inheriting, and how to live in it.

IN A TIME OF DISINTEGRATING CERTAINTIES, MANY OF US HAVE BIG QUESTIONS: “HOW SHOULD WE LIVE?” “WHAT WORK SHOULD WE DO?” “HOW CAN WE RESOURCE OURSELVES AND EACH OTHER?”  OUR ESTEEMED PANEL WILL DISCUSS THE IMPACT DAVID FLEMING’S WRITING HAS HAD ON THEM, AND HOW WE CAN USE THAT INSPIRATION IN ENGAGING WITH THE WIDER CONTEXT OF OUR TIMES.

Already a key influence on thinkers and activists in Europe, David Fleming’s entertaining vision of a post-growth economy built on the play, humor, rootedness and reciprocal obligations of a rich culture has long inspired optimism and action. Fleming’s work takes us back to bedrock, highlighting that “most of human history was bred, fed and watered by another sort of economy.  But the market has replaced, as far as possible, the social capital of reciprocal obligation, loyalties, culture and traditions with exchange, price and the impersonal principles of economics.”

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Nov 15th – Screening of TOMORROW

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TOMORROW is a film that connects us with the who, what, where, and how people across the planet are doing things to change the course of humanity’s future.

TODAY, we sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times.

TODAY, we know that answers lie in a wide mobilization of the human race. Over the course of a century, our dream of progress commonly called “the American Dream”, fundamentally changed the way we live and continues to inspire many developing countries. We are now aware of the setbacks and limits of such development policies. We urgently need to focus our efforts on changing our dreams before something irreversible happens to our planet.

TODAY, we need a new direction, objective… A new dream! The documentary Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far, no other documentary has gone down such an optimistic road…

TOMORROW is not just a film, it is the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.

Check out the film website here, or type in:  https://www.tomorrow-documentary.com/

Watch the trailer here, or type in:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUN0QxRB7e0

Nov 30th – Dec 2nd: Building A More Sustainable Region

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The New England Grassroots Environment Fund hosts the 2017 RootSkills Conference on Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH. RootSkills aims to connect community organizers and nonprofits working to address social justice challenges and improve community health, community resilience, and the environment. Now more than ever, it is critical that organizers work together to build a shared vision for a more just and sustainable region! In addition to networking opportunities, the RootSkills includes skill-building workshops on topics from fundraising to effective communication and marketing strategies to creating inclusive programs. Go to the website here for more information

Or type in:  http://rootskills.grassrootsfund.org/

 

November 13th – December 17th

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Many Ways to Enjoy this Winter and Holiday Season

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BALE Launches Online Auction; Are You In?
BALE  is holding its annual online auction to keep the fun in fundraising. Check out what our community has generously donated to help sustain our year-round work. This is a great way to find unique and local ideas for the holiday season while also supporting local businesses and craftspeople, as well as BALE.

Go to the website here, or type in:  https://www.32auctions.com/BALE2017

And find an abundance of amazing products, gift certificates, rentals, therapeutic sessions, and much more!

October 26th – Open Mic Night

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BARRISTER’S BOOK SHOP & CAFE – at VLS (Vermont Law School) – Hosts an Open Mic Night, this Thursday, October 26th, 6 – 8 PM. Come enjoy cozy atmosphere, friends, and live music in downtown South Royalton….

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