Culled from over 20 video interviews recorded live at the New Economics Institute Strategies for a New Economy Conference on June 9, 2012, this highlights reel features insightful comments with key speakers discussing the significance of the conference in the context of developments in the New Economy Movement.
“There’s been enough work done, and enough concern, that everyone wanted to be at this conference,” says NEI Boardmember Gar Alperovitz. “We didn’t expect that — it was sold out 2 months early, but that tells you something about the time and the themes that are here is that it’s time where we all work together to build a movement but also to build the ideas and the practical structures.”
Other speakers appearing in the clip include: Gus Speth of Vermont Law School (and an NEI Boardmember), NEI Education Director Susan Witt, Mike Wallace of the Global Reporting Initiative, Seventh Generation Co-Founder Jeffrey Hollender, David Brancaccio of Marketplace, Alisa Gravitz of Green America, Carina Millstone of NEI, Marty Dagoberto of Occupy/Decolonize Boston, and NEI President & CEO Bob Massie.
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About The New Economics Institute
The New Economics Institute is a US organization that combines vision, theory, action, and communication to effect a transition to a new economy — an economy that gives priority to supporting human wellbeing and Earth’s natural systems. The organization is the successor organization to the 30-year old,well-respected E.F. Schumacher Institute. The Institute is headed by newly appointed President and CEO, Dr. Robert K. Massie and currently has offices in New York City, NY, and Great Barrington, MA.
The New Economics Institute’s multidisciplinary approach employs research, applied theory, public campaigns, and educational events to describe an alternative socio-economic system that is capable of addressing the enormous challenges of our times. NEI current projects include the well-known BerkShares Local Currency Program, the Community Land Trust Program, and the Global Transition Map to a New Economy.
The New Economics Institute Board of Directors include Gar Alperovitz, Jessica Brackman, John Fullerton, Neva Goodwin, Hildegarde Hannum, Eric Harris- Braun, Dan Levinson, Bob Massie, Richard Norgaard, David Orr, Will Raap, Gus Speth, Peter Victor, Stewart Wallis, Timothy Wirth and Susan Witt.
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