New Economy Week 2014

What would it take to build the economy we need, one that works for people, place, and planet?

That’s one of the big questions we’re asking this New Economy Week 2014. From October 13-19, the New Economy Coalition will be hosting live keynote panels, publishing powerful essays, and spotlighting member events from across the US and Canada — with the goal of raising the profile of those doing this work and diving into some of the questions that stand between us and a New Economy.

New Economy Week 2014 Questions

Monday, October 13
How can we honor and learn from the rich histories of communities building New Economy institutions on the frontlines of fights for racial, economic, environmental justice?

Tuesday, October 14
How can we catalyze public conversation about the need for systemic change and the viability of economic alternatives that put people and the planet first?

Wednesday, October 15
How can we connect and learn from successful experiments, pilot projects, and campaigns to build broad-based power and effect deep transformation at scale?

Thursday, October 16
How do we transition to a renewable economy without leaving the workers, young people, and communities most impacted by extractive industries behind?

Friday-Sunday, October 17-19
How can we support neighborhoods, cities, towns, and regions as the fertile ground for the kind of economy we need?

We invite you to join these conversations online, to host a conversation of your own with friends and neighbors, or to host other kinds of events that demonstrate how your community is part of building a more just and sustainable economy.

New Economy Week will create a space for community leaders across the US and Canada to share their work to a broader public. If you’d like to organize an event for New Economy Week you can add it to the map here.

If you’re interested in doing something for New Economy Week but you aren’t quite sure what, you can get some ideas at our get involved page.

Together we can give life to the claim that another world is possible.

All the best,

Mike Sandmel
Manager of Coalition Engagement
New Economy Coalition

P.S. I know many of you are already planning to attend the People’s Climate March on September 21 in New York (with satellite actions around the globe). Some of the NEC staff will be there too and we hope to see you on the streets!

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