Posts Tagged ‘new economics’

Vermont Works Towards Sustainable Local Economies

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: September 29th, 2014

Farmers Market During the second annual New Economy Week, communities across Vermont will celebrate new approaches to food, energy, business, and finance that strive for wellbeing over growth. Vermont has emerged as a national leader in the New Economy movement, a people-driven approach to achieving prosperous communities, successful businesses, and healthy environments. Whereas the traditional economy strives for profits and material growth, the [...]

A Genuine Talk on Progress and the GPI

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: March 11th, 2014

A woman speaks to a group about the Genuine Progress Idicator “When we hear that the Gross National Product has grown, instead of cheering, we should ask exactly what has grown, for whom, at what cost, and at whose expense. Even better, we should work to develop indicators of national progress that reflect more accurately our real value and our real welfare.” —Donella Meadows, 1988 Elizabeth Courtney, author of Greening Vermont, takes [...]

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 [...]

Creating Local Wealth

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

michael shuman Randolph, Vermont will host one of the world’s leading community economist as part of the second program in the “Why Build A Local Economy: Community, Engagement, Gratitude” series at the Chandler Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. This series, sponsored by BALE – Building A Local Economy – and Randolph Area Community Development Corporation, “explores local [...]

Vermont’s New Economy Week

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: September 17th, 2013

Vermont’s New Economy Week is October 10-20. Join in by attending an event near you! We’re excited to be part of New Economy Week, a collection of events across the state that celebrate and raise awareness of Vermont’s New Economy. New Economy Week will feature guest speakers like Michael Shuman and Gus Speth, a happy hour with representatives from 350.org, local [...]

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