Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

Bill McKibben: ‘Deep Economy’
Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 PM, Town Hall Seattle

Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and author of books including The End of Nature and The Age of Missing Information. His forthcoming book, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, puts forward a new way of thinking about all the things we buy, the food we eat, the energy we use, and the money that pays for it all. McKibben’s animating idea is that we need to move beyond “growth” and pursue prosperity in a more local direction, with cities, suburbs, and regions producing more of their own food, energy, culture, and entertainment. He shows how this concept is blossoming around the world—with striking results.

Tickets are $5 at the door only.

Flannel Note: I post this because of my conviction that stewardship and discipleship go hand in hand, and that stewardship concerns more than our own pocketbook - it includes where I money comes from, where it goes, where our food comes from and how it gets to us, and what happens to our waste afterwards, and all the connected mechanisms of our lives and living. The earth, our fellow creatures, our fellow human beings, and our lifestyles are all interconnected. The talk mentioned above seems to address that kind of thinking. (Thanks to Jon for telling me about this.)

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