April 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
America/New York Timezone
30 North St
Randolph, MA 02368
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THE 5th OF BALE’S 6-PART SERIES ON BUILDING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES THAT RACDC IS PLEASED TO CO-SPONSOR!!!
Slow Growth, No Growth, De-Growth: What’s in Our Future?
Economic growth brings growing resource use, growing waste generation, growing material wealth for the already-rich, and growing busy-ness and stress for most people. How do we free ourselves from growth in a society that seems addicted to it… in an economy that can only grow or collapse? And what might a simpler,
slower Vermont be like? Let’s talk about it. The degrowth hypothesis is that we can live well together with less if we share more and shift from valuing efficiency to valuing sufficiency. The degrowth movement aims to transform human relationships with each other and the rest of nature toward justice and sustainability. Those are
lofty goals and nobody knows for certain how to go about achieving them. Surely, degrowth will look different in different places. Discussing what kinds of futures we want and imagining how to make them happen in our communities is a radical exercise. Come join the exploration with presenter Sam Bliss, a PhD student in ecological economics at the University of Vermont and a member of the academic association Research & Degrowth. Come, be inspired!!!
Suggested donation $5. Light food fare provided by Black Krim Tavern. No on will be turned away due to cost. Supported by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation & the Sustainable Future Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation. For more information contact 802-498-8438 or [email protected].