Staff from the Northwest Cooperative Development Center will be leading a workshop on the importance of values and principles in the modern economy at the Economics of Happiness Conference in Portland from February 27-March 1.
This is an exciting conference and we hope many of our allies and friends in the Pacific Northwest will take advantage of this event. Following is a description in the words of the organizers. Please visit Brown Paper Tickets to register (only $50 for students and low-incomed individuals)!
“There is an alternative. In fact, there are many!
All around the world, thousands of initiatives are demonstrating that we can create a better future: resilient communities, healthier ecosystems, equitable economies. Now we need to connect the dots, get together, translate understanding into action, and build a global to local movement!
Join us at the Economics of Happiness conference to discuss, discover and devise better systems for now and the future. Get involved in a new project. Find out how to make your work more effective. Link up with local initiatives. Debate the details. Explore new policies. Deconstruct the old. See the connections. Articulate solutions. Get engaged in creating a new economy – one that works for people and the planet!
The program will include plenaries, panels, interactive workshops and other participatory sessions. The wide range of inter-connected topics will include: local food, public policy, democracy, local business, the commons, cooperatives, local finance, spirituality, connecting to nature, economic indicators, health, education, bridging the North-South divide, the new economy movement, climate justice, cultural diversity, biodiversity, environmental justice, income inequality, and the impact of the economy on our psychological well-being.”