As part of a nation-wide event on July 18th, Schumacher Center for a New Economics hosted a screening of the documentary Fixing the Future at 7 pm at the Triplex in Great Barrington, MA. The film follows David Brancaccio (of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS) across the country as he visits communities that are using innovative approaches to job-creation and sustainability.
The event kicked off Berkshire County’s participation in Fixing the Future Across America, a national campaign led by JumpStart Productions, Area23a and the media strategy organization Active Voice. Berkshire County hosted join more than 50 groups around the country participating in the campaign, using Fixing the Future to encourage American communities to create and sustain resilient, local economies through innovative approaches to job creation. Fixing the Future Across America also linked together a national network of business groups and community-based organizations working to improve their local economies.
Following the movie was a discussion with tips from Berkshire County community organizations such as Schumacher Center for a New Economics, Berkshire Grown, the Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires, BerkShares, Projec