Twenty-Sixth Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures

Saturday, October 28th, 2006
with Richard Heinberg, Stacy Mitchell, and Will Raap

Featured Speakers: Stacy Mitchell, Will Raap, and Richard Heinberg

Stacy Mitchell – is a senior researcher with the New Rules Project, a program of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, which has as its mission "designing rules as if community matters."  She is the author of The Hometown Advantage: How to Defend Your Main Street Against Chain Stores and Why It Matters and Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses, as well as a board member of the American Independent Business Alliance and leading advocate for independent businesses.

Will Raap – is founder and chairman of Gardener's Supply Company in Vermont.  Raap launched the company on the premise that a business could be successful if it were designed according to processes found in the natural world.  Raap is also the founder and sustainer of the Intervale Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to land restoration and agricultural sustainability, as well as a board member of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Vermont Natural Resources Council, and Vermont Sustainable Agriculture Council.

Richard Heinberg –  is a journalist, educator, editor, lecturer, and musician. His essays have appeared in The FuturistIntuitionThe SunBrain/Mind BulletinMagical BlendNew Dawn, and elsewhere.  His monthly, MuseLetter, was nominated in 1994 by Utne Reader for an Alternative Press Award and has been included in Utne's annual list of Best Alternative Newsletters. He is the author The Party's Over: Energy Resources and the Fate of Industrial Societies and Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World.  Heinberg is a core faculty member of New College of California.

For more information on these speakers and the lecture, please read our e-newsletter, which can be found here.