GMGF is co-sponsoring an evening at the Big Picture Theater that is part of a 10-day series intended to inspire and educate Vermonters about the concept of a “new economy” — the idea that the entire economic system must be revamped in order for critical environmental and social objectives to be met.  Featured speakers are Marc Armstrong, Director of the Public Banking Institute in Philadelphia, and Gwendolyn Hallsmith, founder of Global Community Initiatives, co-founder of Vermonters for a New Economy, and the author of several books on sustainable communities and resilient local economies. Hallsmith will address the global component of creating and sustaining new economies, citing success stories from around the world.  The event includes music by Mad Mountain Scramblers and Phineas Gage.

From October 10 through the 20th, Vermonters for a New Economy will host a series of events across Vermont to celebrate and highlight elements that constitute New Economy movement including co-ops, employee-owned businesses, credit unions, using Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) and Gross National Happiness (GNH) as metrics to measure success and growth other than GNP, time banks, the VBSR Marketplace, public benefit corporations, and public banking.  The events will showcase speakers, discussions, workshops, music, food, dancing, and more!  A link to the calendar for the week can be accessed here .


Venue: The Big Picture, 7 p.m. start. This event is free and open to the public.