Vermonters for a New Economy on Video
In April, an award winning film crew came to Montpelier to film the debate that the League of Women Voters held at the State House on public banking, and to interview people in the area about their views. You can watch the video by clicking this link.
To see the video ORCA made of the entire debate, click on this link.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that we are going to have to move as quickly as we can to food, energy supplies, and other products that we use in our daily lives which are produced much closer to home. It is also imperative that we move to using alternative currencies, time banking, crypto currencies, bartering and other methods of trading and procuring the products and services we need in order to protect ourselves to the extent we can from another economic collapse whether such collapse is caused by malfeasance on the part of the financial sector or the collapse of the dollar. We appreciate hearing about efforts that people are undertaking to make ourselves more self-reliant and create an economy in the state that enhance the well-being of all of us.
Although we were not successful in getting the legislature to create a state bank this year, there are a lot more people actively involved in that effort as a result of the town meeting votes and other endeavors, We will continue to push for creation of a state bank. There is a group of people who are actively working on grassroots educational efforts concerning the creation of a state bank, monetary policy and alternative currency. If you are interested in helping with these effort in any way, let us know.
We will make every effort to update this site in a timely fashion but this is pretty much a volunteer effort and sometimes the volunteers have other matters that takes up their time.
Vermonters for a New Economy is a coalition of organizations, businesses, and individuals who are all working to create a new economy for Vermont. You can work with us to find new ways to own and operate businesses, do our banking, exchange goods and services, finance projects, and earn income. This work enables us to pursue regenerative economic activities to strengthen our food systems, build renewable energy, reuse and recycle byproducts, and foster creativity, culture, and healthy lifestyles. You can join by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Check out this awesome New Economy Supplement in The Bridge Newspaper: The supplement highlights a lot of the themes of the week, and most of the authors will be making presentations at the New Economy Nights around the state. - New Economy Supplement
Vermont Woman Newspaper won a national award for their series called "An Economy of Our Own" by Rickey Gard Diamond. The award was for the Best Investigative or In-Depth Series, and features stories about many people involved in Vermonters for a New Economy.
Video posted online by moderator, Alfred "Tuna" Snider, of the economic debate from April 24 - Video: "Is economic growth good for people and the environment?"
Steve Zind of Vermont Public Radio captures the essence of the 'Rumble in the Econ Jungle' in this article from April 25 - UVM Event Examines Vermont's New Economy