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Deer and bobcats and bears, oh my!

Above is Greg Watson’s wonderful drawing of the “big room” upstairs at the Schumacher Center’s Library. Strolling through, Bob Swann is smiling to see all the eager young researchers in the building that he designed and constructed. Jane Jacobs, wearing her iconic glasses, is mentoring a young community economist just as she mentored our own … Continued

A Gift of Challenging Ideas for Challenging Times

  Since 1981 the Schumacher Center has envisioned, organized, and conducted its Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures program, inviting speakers from around the globe to share their stories and their view of the world as it could and should be. Together they are responsible for the creation of multiple organizations, initiatives, and publications that are addressing … Continued

Sharing the Wealth of Nature's Offshore Winds

Below is Greg Watson’s latest piece on offshore wind power and the opportunity of diversifying wealth in its production. We are pleased to share it to you. Best wishes, Schumacher Center Staff     “Wealth is the technological ability to protect, … Continued

"This is where you come in. You are a community. Community is not just a place you go to when you leave here or even a group of people; it is an activity. It is the responsibility you exercise, that you live up to—and you, everybody in this room, you know what kind of responsibility you can exercise."

-Majora Carter, Sustainable South Bronx: A Model for Environmental Justice