Thursday, September 27, 2007
Power of people topic of event
NORTHAMPTON – Easthampton resident Michael Garjian will speak about a community-based economic model he calls “E2” at the Pioneer Valley Relocalization Workshop on Sunday .
The Relocalization Workshop, which will run from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South St., is billed as a “day of sharing, vision and empowerment for a healthy, just, sustainable and democratic future.” It is sponsored by the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities.
The keynote speaker for the event is Frances Moore Lappe, who is launching her new book “Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity Courage in a World Gone Mad.”
According to the coalition’s Web site, “relocalization” focuses on local production of food, energy and goods in tune with the ecology of each area. It will help provide solutions to the problems of global warming and other ecological crises, the coalition states.
For information about the coalition or the workshop, go to www.masschc.org