Show me the money! — the Summit storyslam

Show me the money! — the Summit storyslam

Last year, we had such a good time with our “What’s Eating You?” storyslam night that we’re doing it again! The 2016 Summit features “Show me the Money: The trials, tears, tribulations and belly laughs of farm/food...

Good Business Plans Make Good Businesses

Today, many entrepreneurs utilize crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter to launch businesses. Despite a number of crowd-funded success stories, this method focuses on the virtual community rather than the local community, which is often essential to get an enterprise...

ECONOMICS: Steady-state Economics: Possibility or Pipe Dream?

Ralph Meima opened the discussion by talking about the work of futurist and author Ernest Callenbach and the book Ecotopia’s version of steady state economics.  He talked about a number of looming problems that he sees with the growth economy and as a reference point...

Management Workshop: The Green Entrepreneurs Toolbox

MANAGEMENT: The Green Entrepreneurs Toolbox: Success stories across energy and food HOST: Terry Mollner, chair, Stakeholders Capital and founder, The Trusteeship Institute, Northampton, MA Jesse LaFlamme, Pete & Gerry’s Eggs, Monroe, NH Daniel Leader, CEO/founder,...

Investing: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are

INVESTING: Putting our money where our mouths are HOST: Paul Delilo, founder & managing partner, Grassroots Capital Management, New York NY & Plainfield MA Scott Budde, project director, Sustainable Agriculture Credit Union Research Project, New York NY Ellen...

Investing Workshop

Paul DiLeo hosted the panel and works for Grassroots Capital Management. His big question for the group was ‘How do we put our money where our values are?’ Paul and others at the event highly recommended book Local Dollars, Local Sense by Michael H. Shuman –...

Education: Sustainability in Higher Education: Leadership by example?

The panelists of this session were all in agreement about the critical role that students, professors, and others involved in higher education can play in the environmental movement. Panelists included Jerelyn Wilson of Building Green LLC, David Orr of Oberlin...

The Big Table: How to get local food into institutional kitchens

Audience participants began the session by going around and giving brief descriptions of how they each associated with the topic of food to institutional kitchens. At the very beginning, only a couple of the participants claimed that they were involved with...

Education: Sustainability in Higher Education: Leadership by example?

The panelists of this session were all in agreement about the critical role that students, professors and others involved in higher education can play in the environmental movement. Panelists included Jerelyn Wilson of Building Green LLC, David Orr of Oberlin College,...

Ownership: Community as “commons” : Friday Workshop

According to David Bollier, cofounder of the Commons Strategies Group, the “commons” should no longer, in the environmental movement, be associated with the words “tragedy” or “wasteland.” Rather, Bollier presented the notion of the “commons” as a means of...

Building Resilience

BRATTLEBORO, Vt.- Three panelists spoke about the resilience of our local, national, and global habitats on a structural, interpersonal and societal level at the Building Resilience workshop. Alex Wilson of Green Building Inc. paid special attention to the structural...