10. (2013 April) Video: A New Story of the People

A New Story of the People: Charles Eisenstein at TEDxWhitechapel
“Our hearts know that a more beautiful world is possible; but our minds do not know how it’s possible”. In this intelligent and inspiring talk, writer and visionary Charles Eisenstein explores how we can make the transition from the old story of separation, competition and self-interest to a new Story of the People.

Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His books (The Ascent of Humanity and Sacred Economics) as well as his other essays and blog posts on web magazines have generated a vast online following. He speaks frequently at conferences and other events, and gives numerous interviews on radio and podcasts.

12. (2013 April) What You Can Do: Reminder of AMI Cooper Union Event

Just a reminder that the American Monetary Institute is holding a special conference at Cooper Union in New York City. Fixing our Broken Money System: Achieving Justice, Avoiding Austerity, Reducing Debt and Creating Jobs will be held on Sunday, May 12 from 1–6pm. Among the featured speakers are Nic Tideman and Bill Batt.

For information, click here and here. To register, click here.

13. (2013 April) What You Can Do: Left Forum 2013 — Mobilizing for EcologicalEconomic Justice

The 2013 Left Forum will be held at Pace University, June 7 to 9. To see the list of speakers and session, or to sign up, go to http://www.leftforum.org/

RSF will sponsor a Georgist information table, as well as a panel discussion featuring Cay Hehner, Andrew Mazzone, and Michael Hudson.

4/22/2013  This post mistakenly identified RSF as the sponsor of the panel discussion; Common Ground NYC is actually the sponsor. For details about the panel, click here.

14. (2013 April) What You Can Do: Seventh Biennial USSEE Conference

The U.S. Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) will hold its 2013 Conference on June 9-12 at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont hosted by the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. This meeting is organized around the theme of Building Local, Scaling Global: Implementing Solutions for Sustainability and will aim to research and catalog sustainability lessons learned at local, regional, and state levels and identifying solutions that can be scaled up.

RSF is one of the official co-sponsors and will be represented by RSF Board Member Brian Kelly.

For information and to register, go to http://www.ussee.org/

16. (2013 April) At the Margins: Quips and Quotes

“When we tug at a single thing in Nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world.”
~John Muir

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late. (…) We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is deaf to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words ‘Too late.’ ”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.”
~Anais Nin

“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.”
~Anna Lappe