Story of Place – presented by Bill Reed and Kate Stephenson

By Steven Farnham If you are about to embark on an ambitious undertaking, you might want to consult with Bill Reed to see if it’s a good idea – even if you’re sure it is – because he might just save you a ton of money, disaster, or heartbreak… or all three. In the...

Slowing down to the Speed of Nature

Session: Slowing Down to the Speed of Nature, Slow Living Summit 2013, Brattleboro, VT Thursday afternoon breakout session by Ivan McBeth, Shamanic and Druidic Teacher Written by Elizabeth Mathai What does gazing at the feet of someone across the room from you have to...

Community Transition Initiatives across the race and economic divides

At 66% Caucasian, Jamaica Plain is the most ethnically diverse of the 25 official New England Transition Towns (Census Data 2010). Appropriately, Carlos Espinoza-Toro and Orien Kriegman of the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition facilitated a seminar on community...

Creating and Retaining Wealth

Session: Creating and Retaining Wealth: New ways of Approaching Economic Development, Slow Living Summit 2013, Brattleboro, VT Thursday morning breakout session by Melissa Levy, Yellow Wood Associates Summary by Elizabeth Mathai, who resides in Central Vermont. Her...

Time Management: The ABCs of Sustainable Time Management

 The word ‘manage’ is from Latin, meaning ‘hands.’  Take your life in hand, carefully, consciously, so you really feel good about what you’re doing while you’re doing it.    Pamela Kristan’s held an engaging working lab friday morning for forty folks hungry to manage...
Resilience, Sustainability and Historic Preservation

Resilience, Sustainability and Historic Preservation

By Mary McLoughlin Breakout Session: Achieving Resilience in Brattleboro Facilitated by: Alex Wilson, Founder of Building Green and the Resilient Design Institute and Bob Stevens of Stevens and Associates. Downtown Brattleboro has experienced two major disasters in...
Help Us Plan a Slow Living Institute

Help Us Plan a Slow Living Institute

By Mary McLoughlin Facilitated by: Cary Gaunt, Sustainability and Watershed Consultant and Lori Hanau, Summit Emcee and Founder of the Global Round Table Leadership “What are your Slow Living Leadership needs?” “What form would a Slow Living Institute take?” or...

Quick/Slow Design: The Idea-Table Brainstorming method

By Mary McLoughlin Breakout Session: Slow Design Using N-light Table Facilitated by: Julie Lineberger Owner, Joseph Cincotta Principal Architect of Linesync Architecture of Wilmington, Vermont. Other members of their design time helped lead the activity. Sybil...
Pursuit of Happiness Walk: Women Pursue True Happiness on Foot

Pursuit of Happiness Walk: Women Pursue True Happiness on Foot

Annalise Ritter is a student at UMass Amherst studying Community Sustainability and Art. After 594 miles, Paula Francis and Linda Wheatley may not have had happy feet, but they certainly felt joy in their hearts. From August 25th to October 7th, 2012, the two women...