Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Making a Green Solidarity Economy Conference

Making a Green Solidarity Economy:
A Community Conference to Build a More Just
and Sustainable Future in Worcester and Beyond.

Worcester Youth Center, 326 Chandler St., Worcester, MA
Saturday, July 23, 10am-6pm

The conference will bring together individuals and organizations in Central Massachusetts who are
working towards progressive social, environmental, and economic goals. The day’s events are structured
to help share resources and skills, discuss best practices, strengthen inter-organizational relationships,
and identify actions we can take together to make a green solidarity economy for the betterment of our
communities. Morning workshops and discussions will build towards an afternoon dedicated to more
participatory envisioning and planning that will identify specific actions groups can take to support each
other and generate new initiatives that can transform our economy. The evening session will feature local
musicians and food in a casual atmosphere to encourage further discussion and relationship-building

The ecological and economic crises present both challenges and opportunities. Increasing social
dislocation, insecurity, entrenched unemployment, and growing inequalities demand that we rethink the
foundations of our economy and recreate our communities. In Worcester, we have the opportunity to build
a new economy based on ethical choices rather than market logics, an economy organized through a
caring community rather than by predatory profit-seeking, and an economy that marshals our political and
social resources instead of handing them over through corporate welfare and broken political systems.
Now is the time to Make a Green Solidarity Economy that privileges people over profits and sustainability
over environmental destruction.

For more info visit:
Contact: Lazri DiSalvo
Phone: (860) 309-5690; Email:

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