Stacy Mitchell, Will Raap, and Richard Heinberg spoke at the 26th Annual E. F. Schumacher Society Lecture Series on October 28, 2006, at the First Congregational Church in Stockbridge, MA.
Stacy Mitchell has enabled numerous communities to determine the future of their economic development. Through her work with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and her writings she has illuminated the importance of a thriving local economy for community sustainability. Read more here.
Will Raap has chosen to run the Gardener’s Supply Company by the principles found in the natural world, recycling the majority of the company’s assets back to the employees. He also hopes to promote an economic development strategy to help businesses serve local economies through a triple bottom line return on investment: environmental improvement, community development, and financial success. Read more here.
Richard Heinberg seeks to reveal the growing dangers of fossil fuel dependence and proposes options for a world beyond that dependence. Through his writings and teaching he has demonstrated that humans can thrive in a “post-carbon world” by relying on the productive energies of communities. Read more here.
|9:30||Registration and coffee|
|10:15||Talk by Stacy Mitchell|
|11:15||Audience response and questions|
|11:45||Lunch – Pre-order brown bag lunch or bring your own|
|1:00||Talk by Will Rapp|
|2:00||Audience response and questions|
|2:45||Talk by Richard Heinberg|
|3:45||Audience response and questions|
|4:30||Closing remarks by the speakers|