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Intentional Community Economics
June 9, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT , zoom – virtual event
Register to join on June 9th at 4-6pm Eastern (Click here to see your local time)
For this timely and relevant session on intentional community economics, we will be joined by Gwendolyn Hallsmith — ecovillage founder, published author and community economics expert. Gwendolyn has worked with communities all over the world to foster caring communities, local economies, good governance, efficient services and healthy ecosystems. Now she shares her insight for intentional community dreamers, seekers and builders about how we can create local economies that work for everyone.
Curious about the financial systems needed to make an intentional community thrive? Join us for a deep dive into money and how we can empower ourselves as communities to revitalize our local economies.
During this session you will learn strategies for…
- jumpstarting local economies,
- designing economic systems into the founding documents for intentional communities,
- income alternatives for community members, and
- exchange mechanisms that can keep people meeting their basic needs even in hard times.
Gwendolyn Hallsmith is the Executive Director of Global Community Initiatives, a non-profit organization she founded in 2002. She is the author of six books on sustainable community and economic development and has worked with communities all over the world to foster caring communities, local economies, good governance, efficient services, and healthy ecosystems. She founded Vermonters for a New Economy to work on economic solutions at the state level, and the Headwaters Garden and Learning Center, an ecovillage in Cabot, VT. She and her husband, Michael Taub, sing in a folk duo called The New Economistas. Last summer, she organized a flotilla in New York City to welcome Greta Thunberg to the U.S. and used a Facebook group called #YouGoGreta to do it. All of her books are available for no cost in the #YouGoGreta Group Files.