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Our New Publication on the New Economy in Vermont!

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 14th, 2013

report cover with image of people enjoying an outdoor market We’re excited to announce that we just released Vermont’s New Economy: A look at the New Economy by the numbers. This new publication is all about injecting new ideas and a “sense of the possible” into our notions of what an economy can be. It envisions an economy that serves our communities, environment, and values—not the other way around. Already, this New Economy [...]

The Limits to Growth–Now Available to Read Online!

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: June 6th, 2013

By Sarah Parkinson

The complete text of the original Limits to Growth study is now accessible for free online, thanks to a partnership between the Dartmouth College Library and the Donella Meadows Institute. The Limits to Growth, originally published in 1972, was a groundbreaking study that modeled the dynamics of our human presence on the planet. The team behind it, led by Donella Meadows, [...]

What Did We Learn About the New Economy?

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: January 7th, 2013

Themes, Questions, and Next Steps from the Vermont’s New Economy Conference Conference attendees discussing complementary currencies at one of the morning’s sessions The Vermont’s New Economy Conference on December 7 brought together 110 individuals from across Vermont and its neighboring communities. Attendees included members of Vermont’s legislature, local business owners, educators, nonprofit employees, and others. After a keynote address by Ellen Brown [...]

Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: September 21st, 2012

By James Gustave Speth

America the Possible by James Gustave Speth What single change stands to give Americans more free time, healthier ecosystems, and more meaningful jobs? Slowing down GDP growth can mean more time to do things we love. Image credit: Qfamily via Flickr Editor’s introduction: Gus Speth has been a co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, an advisor to presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, the head of the United Nations’ [...]

The Economic Case for a Green Economy

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: August 28th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Melting Arctic Ice We know that the earth is warming. We also know why the earth is warming. The question, then, is what can we do about it? Is it really possible to curb emissions without crippling our economy and our society? The answer is yes according to Paul Krugman, an internationally recognized economist and winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. [...]

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