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Localize It: What Resilience Looks Like

164 Chelsea St.
South Royalton, VT

Join us at the Vermont Law School (South Royalton VT) to engage in dialogue with a wide array of leaders and experts in numerous breakout sessions, panels, and keynote presenters, including:

·       Helena Norberg Hodge, one of the leading pioneers of a “new economy” vision for the world, she is founder and Executive Director of Local Futures, producer of films (The Economics of Happiness), written books (Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh) and winner of both the Right Livelihood Award and the Goi Peace Prize.

·       Sherri Mitchell, Executive Director of the Land Peace Foundation, Penobscot leader of the Healing the Wounds of Turtle Island 21-year prophecy, author of the book, Sacred Instructions, to be released in September 2017.

·       Chuck Collins, Senior Policy Analyst for the Institute for Policy Studies, author of many books including, Born on Third Base and contributor to the just-released Community Resilience Reader.

·       Christine Hanna, Executive Director of Yes! magazine, fellow at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), and former Managing Director of sustainability think tank, Sightline.

·       Frances Moore Lappe, founder of Small Planet Institute and author or co-author of 18 books about world hunger, living democracy, and the environment, beginning with the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet.

·       Gus Speth, co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council and Next System Project; founder of the World Resource Institute and the New Economy Law Center at Vermont Law School; author of many books including The Bridge at the Edge of the World, America the Possible, and Angels by the River.

·       Jonathan Rosenthal, Executive Director, New Economy Coalition and co-founder of Equal Exchange

·       Melissa Scanlan, Director of the New Economy Law Center at Vermont Law School; editor of the just-released book, Law and Policy for the New Economy.

·       Gwen Hallsmith, Director, Vermonters for a New Economy and Global Community Initiatives; author of books including The Key to Sustainable Cities and Creating Wealth.

·       David Zuckerman, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Vermont and owner of Full Moon Farm in Hinesburg, Vermont.

·       Jim Tull, author of Positive Thinking in a Dark Age; collective founder of Listening Tree Cooperative in Rhode Island and served as co-director of the Amos House homeless shelter in Providence.

Sponsored by Vermonters for a New Economy, Sustainable Future Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, Local Futures, New Economy Law Center at Vermont Law School, New England Resilience and Transition Network and BALE (Building A Local Economy). Support comes from Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Susan Ritz/Larsen Family Fund, New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Canaday Family Charitable Trust, Sustainable Future Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, Vermont Law School, and Local Futures.