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Celebrating Birthday | New Website | 38 Years of Content

Today is the 107th anniversary of Ernst Friedrich Schumacher’s birth. We are celebrating with the launch of a newly designed website, packed with the fruits of 38 years of programming. You will find all of our past content grouped into three sections reflecting … Continued

Announcing: 38th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures

We are pleased to announce the 38th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures with speakers Leah Penniman and Ed Whitfield. The theme of this year’s event is “Towards a New Reconstruction: Land, Racism, and Economic Emancipation.” The talks will take place on Saturday, October 27th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Saint James Place in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. … Continued

Re-imagining Fashion as an Ecosystem of Commons

Last month David Bollier delivered a talk at the conference “Searching for a New Luxury” in Arnhem, Netherlands. The conference focused on the dark underside of the fashion and garment industries: underpaid and abused labor, prodigious amounts of waste, hyper-commercialism at the expense of craft and design, odious marketing strategies. But it also explored the … Continued

"We need a revolution in values so that we will value life more than money and so that we can make decisions as consumers and business owners and government leaders in our enlightened self-interest, at the same time benefiting all of life."

-Judy Wicks, Good Morning, Beautiful Business