And first, a tribute to David Fleming discovered by chance
A symposium – Surviving the Future – on David Fleming’s work at Vermont’s Sterling College in December was oversubscribed.
Shaun (below left) was a key organiser, but having sworn off flying in 2002 due to its environmental impacts, he was an interested spectator on the livestream!
17-19 May 2018: after the success of the above symposium on Fleming’s work, Sterling College will be hosting a deeper dive into Fleming’s work taught by Richard Heinberg, Martin Kirk and Matthew Derr at Craftsbury Common, Vermont, USA.
Shaun also led a number of events discussing the books, including this enjoyable webinar with Helena Norberg-Hodge of Local Futures, the special anniversary event at Gaia House near David’s home in Hampstead.
Join Local Futures at Earth, Culture, Economy
25th-29th June | Schumacher College, Totnes, UK
What would the world look like if humans lived harmoniously with nature rather than creating environmental mayhem? What strategies can be employed to overcome the entrenched power of big business, big banks, and big government?
We’ll dig into these questions in Earth, Culture, Economy, an open course at Schumacher College led by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Stephan Harding, and Satish Kumar. Our approach will be broad and holistic and we will consider a range of themes from the perspective of both the global North and South, including:
• How to measure real progress
We also have two other events coming up in the UK this summer:
An evening of discussion and Q&A
19th June | London, UK
A how-to course on big picture activism
13th-17th July | 42 Acres, Frome, UK
These events will present a global perspective on localisation and equip you with practical strategies for supporting genuine social, ecological, and economic renewal wherever you may be. We look forward to seeing you there!
New Economy Convergence
This one-day meeting in London will provide an opportunity to take part in the rising global-to-local movement and to discuss the strategies required to move away from a corporate-led growth economy towards diverse local economies in service of people and planet.
There will be news of inspiring initiatives worldwide aimed at resisting global trade treaties and reclaiming our communities, cultures and natural environment. Meet others who care about democracy, social justice, fulfilling and dignified livelihoods, nutritious fresh food, meaningful education and about passing on a healthy and diverse environment to our children.
Speakers include Helena Norberg-Hodge, James Skinner, Molly Scott Cato, and Rupert Read (read more about the speakers here). The short version of The Economics of Happiness will be screened, and the event will include world café brainstorming sessions.
Saturday, September 17th, 2016 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Friends House 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ (use Garden entrance)
Tickets: £20 for a standard ticket; £15 for concessions. Full scholarships also available upon application; please email firstname.lastname@example.org.