[act-ma] GreenPort Forum Sept 21

Steve Wineman swineman at gis.net
Fri Sep 10 06:24:09 PDT 2010




*The Path to a Small Scale, Ecologically Light Economy*

/Presented by Author and Economist Juliet B. Schor/


*Livable Streets Office*

*100 Sidney Street, Cambridge*

At a moment of ecological and financial crisis, bestselling author and 
economist Juliet B. Schor presents a revolutionary strategy for 
transitioning toward a richer, more balanced life. The economic downturn 
that has accompanied the ecological crisis has led to another type of 
scarcity: incomes, jobs, and credit are also in short supply. Our usual 
way back to growth-a debt-financed consumer boom- is no longer an option 
our households, or planet, can afford.

/Plenitude/ is a road map for the next two decades. In encouraging us to 
value our gifts - nature, community, intelligence, and time - Schor 
offers the opportunity to participate in creating a world of wealth and 

Juliet B. Schor is the author of /Plenitude/, /Born to Buy/, /The 
Overworked American/, and /The Overspent American/. Schor is a professor 
of sociology at Boston College, a former member of the Harvard economics 
department, and a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. She is also a 
cofounder of the Center for a New American Dream.

*GreenPort envisions and encourages *

*a just and sustainable Cambridgeport neighborhood*

For more information, contact Steve Morr-Wineman at swineman at gis.net 

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