Date/dates: 23/10/2014 - 09/11/2014
Time: 5:00 pm

 Where We Go From Here Conference 2014 - Building the Collaborative Commons

23 – 26 October 2014

Where We Go From Here Conference 2014
Building the Collaborative Commons

In many ways the Commons are the foundation of our society. It represents the intersection of our social, environmental, and economic structures—all that we share and create together, from water to education. The stewardship of this inheritance has continually driven the sustainability movement. Now is the time for us to step into creating a new cultural fabric.

In the 2014 OCSL Conference: Where We Go From Here, we explore how to move forward in our understanding of the Commons. How do we take back and renew this heritage? What examples already exist? How does all that we have learned about building a resilient, regenerative society apply today?

This event brings together those at the forefront of whole-systems thinking, including leading economists, designers, environmentalists, architects, community leaders, and activists, to help inspire and guide our way forward.

Through keynote talks, panel conversations, interactive sessions, and time spent together in shared purpose and community, we build an understanding of next steps.

Whether you are a concerned citizen, business leader, educator, student, architect, builder, or politician, this gathering will inform and motivate you to take action wherever you are.

Vandana Shiva Navdanya
Jeremy Rifkin
Van Jones Van Jones
David Bollier
Elizabeth Lesser Elizabeth Lesser
David W. Orr Oberlin Project
Bob Berkebile BNIM
Robert “Skip” Backus Omega Institute


9 Novemberat 2014

Follow-Up Forum to Omega Institute’s “Building the Collaborative Commons”– For a New Economy for Dutchess County– A “Festival of Dangerous Ideas” Inspired by Vandana Shiva:

9 Novemberat 14:00

Rhinebeck Town Hall
80 E Market St, Rhinebeck, New York 12572

Join Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner (Clinton/Rhinebeck) and the Real Majority Project for a Follow-Up Forum to Omega Institute’s “Building the Collaborative Commons” (a veritable “Festival of Dangerous Ideas”, inspired by Vandana Shiva’s talk at Omega Oct. 24th)– For a New Economy for Dutchess County– Sunday, November 9th at 2 pm at Rhinebeck Town Hall at 80 East Market Street there (12572)!

[note– at this forum Co. Leg.’s Joel Tyner and Francena Amparo will be launching their Zero Waste Book Discussion Club based on Paul Connett’s 2013 masterpiece: ]

Important– for more on Omega Institute’s conference see: — kudos to many Dutchess folks like Jess Scott, Susan Grove, Laura Weiland, Steve Sansola, Emerson Burger, Robert Fennell, and many others for attending Omega’s “Collaborative Commons” conference– let’s pull together for local action here in Dutchess– who knows what can happen when progressive elected officials get together with community activists to make real change happen locally!

This forum will be centered around New Work New Culture New Economy proven, innovative, pragmatic, common-sense, viable, win-win solutions build a collaborative commons locally and turn our local economy around here in Dutchess County, save money for local residents, and protect public health and the environment, including a Time Bank, a state-owned bank, worker-owned cooperatives, microenterprise, LOIS (locally owned import substitution), divesting public/government funds from Wall Street banks, Community Choice Aggregation, solar/wind, and moving towards a green-jobs zero-waste future(!).

[…not to mention local action, inspired by Vandana Shiva, to help and protect the Hudson Valley Seed Library– see!]

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