What Resilience Looks Like
This two-day conference was held on October 21st and 22nd, 2017 at the Chase Community Center of the Vermont Law School and was co-organized by Local Futures, BALE (Building A Local Economy), Vermonters for a New Economy, Sustainable Future Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, New England Resilience and Transition Network, and the New Economy Law Center.
The conference included both plenary talks and breakout sessions on important aspects of the shift to a new economy: food and farming, energy, education, finance and banking, local business, equity and justice, democracy, media, and more. In addition, there was a focus on adaptations to this region’s climate and resources by both its indigenous cultures and the farmers and artisans of more recent immigrant cultures.
The conference featured keynote addresses from:
- Frances Moore Lappé, founder of Small Planet Institute
- Jonathan Rosenthal, Executive Director, New Economy Coalition
- Sherri Mitchell, Executive Director, Land Peace Foundation
- Chuck Collins, Senior Policy Analyst, Institute for Policy Studies
- Helena Norberg-Hodge, Director, Local Futures
Other invited participants included:
- Gwendolyn Hallsmith, co-author of Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense
- Gus Speth, co-founder of the New Economy Law Center
- Didi Pershouse, Director, Center for Sustainable Medicine
- Jim Tull, author of Positive Thinking in a Dark Age
- Greg Pahl, author of Power from the People
For more information, click here: www.localizeit2017.com.
Blog by Gross National Happiness USA, Ginny Sassaman: Conferences Affirm: GNHUSA Is On The Right Track, November 16th, 2017