Session materials from “A New Economy Taking Root,” presented by Shavaun Evans and Jonathan Rosenthal at NASCO Institute 2016.
Throughout North America, there’s a New Economy bursting forth through the cracks. The old economy - centuries of economic extraction and a concentration of power in the hands of a few – has failed us. The New Economy scales up visionary ideas like cooperatives and participatory budgeting. It divests in fossil fuels, invests in communities, and puts people and planet first. This session will weave together stories of communities who are (and have long been) making deep change to create a New Economy. We will lean on audience expertise to examine the role we can all play in helping this New Economy take root.