2015 New Economy Week

2015 New Economy Week

2015 New Economy Week

The 2015 Vermont New Economy Week starts Saturday October 10th and runs until Saturday the 17th, with plenty of free opportunities to experience public conversation about the ideas that can transform society and build an economy where people and the planet matter. The New Economy movement is “a people-driven approach to achieving prosperous communities, successful businesses, and healthy environments.” Participants in the Vermont New Economy Week can experience this vision, learn of opportunities to get involved, and see the progress of the Vermont New Economy. One such opportunity is part of the ongoing Energy Action Seminars occurring at the University Of Vermont, featuring Yoram Bauman PhD, the world’s only “Stand-up” Economist and a RE2015 keynote Speaker, who will discussCarbon Taxes, Why We Need Them.”

The Vermont New Economy Week falls one month before the New Economy Coalition hosts  the national “New Economy Week: From Austerity to Prosperity” from November 9th to the 15th. Over a five day period, this national week will seek to highlight five “pressing challenges” by releasing original online content ranging from interviews, traditional publications, and Twitter conversations. The five pressing challenges in which the New Economy Coalition hopes spark a conversation around with the intention to bring societal change that can build an economy where the planet and people matter are,

Almost all of these events are free and open to the public, with a few that suggest a small donation so those hosting the events can continue their work re-envisioning our economic system. For more information on the Vermont New Economy Week 2015 events below, read more on the Donella Meadows Institute page! To learn more about New Economy Coalition’s “New Economy Week: From Austerity to Prosperity” from November 9th to the 15th visit http://www.neweconomyweek.org/

For more about reimaging the Vermont economy, read our post Summit on Creating Prosperity and Opportunity Confronting Climate Change – Looking Back and Looking Forward


Vermont New Economy Week Opportunities

  • Prelude to New Economy Week, October 10
    • 10:00am-2:30pm— Weaving Well-Being Festival, State House Lawn, Montpelier
  • Monday, October 12
    • 6:00pm-9:00pm — Carbon Taxes, Why We Need Them, Energy Action Seminar, 108 Lafayette Hall, UVM, Burlington  
  • Wednesday, October 14
    • 2:00pm-6:30 pm —Investing in the New Economy: Transforming Investments for Climate and Community, Chase Center, Vermont Law School, South Royalton
  • Thursday, October 15
    • 5:00pm-6:30pm — Green Drinks: Divestment for Sustainable Investment, with guests Gwen Hallsmith, author of “Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense” and Steve Aldrich of the White River Investment Club, Worthy Kitchen, Woodstock
    • 6:00pm-9:00pm —Worker Co-ops in the New Economy: An Evening of Short Films and Discussion, Artsriot, Burlington 
  • Friday, October 16
    • 4:30-6:30 pm – Who is Responsible for Climate Change? Perspectives from Science, Ethics, Policy, and Law. Sustainability Solutions Cafe’, Filene Auditorium, Dartmouth College, Hanover
  • Postlude to New Economy Week, Saturday, October 17
    • 9:30am-3:30pm—Vermont Interfaith Power and Light Conference “Leading Action on Climate: Tools for Faith Communities”, Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier
    • 6:00 – 8:00 pm – New Economistas CD Release Party, Bagito’s Restaurant, Montpelier