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imageSlow Money's 2nd National Gathering
June 9-11, Shelburne Farms, VT

The beautiful grounds of historic Shelburne Farms.  A phenomenal roster of speakers, including Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, Stonyfield Farm's Gary Hirshberg, Robert Zevin, the 'father' of the socially responsible investment movement, and Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm, made famous by Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma and the film Food, Inc.  The chance to hear investment presentations from two dozen small food enterprises and collaborate with folks from around the country who are finding new ways to connect money, culture and the soil.

Slow Money. It's not an ISM - as in capitalism, socialism, consumerism, market fundamentalism.  It's a new kind of social investing for the 21st century.  It's what comes after industrial agriculture and industrial finance.

Join this emerging network of thought leaders, investors, donors, entrepreneurs, farmers, and activists for our Second National Gathering this June in Vermont. Together, let's fix America's economy from the ground up...starting with food.

Details and registration: www.slowmoneyalliance.org/national-gathering.html

Transition US supporters can receive a 20% discount off the regular event fees. Enter the discount code ‘transition’ to register for the gathering and ‘transition+dinner’ to register for the Friday evening Farm Table Dinner in addition to the regular activities.

 

Transition Network 2010 Conference
June 12-14, Seale-Hayne, UK (near Totnes)

This year’s conference will feature a dazzling smorgasbord of open space and inspiring workshops, including some longer in-depth sessions, skill shares, project shares, networking, entertainment, all your meals, lots of meaningful fun and frivolity, and hopefully you! Details + registration at http://www.transitionnetwork.org/conference-2010-uk

US Social Forum  
June 22-26, Detroit, Michigan

Featured Transition workshops:

Building Community Resilience
The global Transition Movement is growing rapidly as local communities come together to address resource depletion, climate change and economic crisis. This interactive workshop will provide an overview of why the Transition process is so successful in building community resilience and how communities are going about implementing it. This workshop will be led by Tina Clarke (Transition Trainer) and Dave Room (TUS Board Member).

Economic well-being and social equity
Communities around the world are preparing for rising energy costs and responding to economic instability and the threat of climate change by organizing locally. The global Transition Network, U.S. Solidarity Economy Network (SEN) and BALLE/Local First are three movements creatively rebuilding local economies and networks of mutual support. Join David Korten, Tina Clarke and leaders of these networks to explore the ideas, principles, methods and programs that are helping people around the world strengthen community economic well-being and social equity.

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