New economy? Isn’t the old one good enough? Of course not! Can’t we just build a clean, green, and less mean version of our current economy? More and more people are saying that’s not enough. Join us as we explore what a new economy – where you and I, our communities, and the earth really matter – will look like! Participation is free and open to everyone, but please register for the day(s) you plan to be in attendance.
Pittsburgh New Economy Working Group
The mission of the New Economy Working Group is to identify, support and collaborate with local projects and groups to develop a sustainable, cooperative and democratic economic system: one where economic success creates shared value for fair and equitable benefits; one that uses social, financial, and environmental resources efficiently; and where business activity replenishes our environment.
THURSDAY MARCH 20:
The NEWG sponsors Green Drinks, a sustainability networking event. 5 PM – 9PM. Map Room 1126 S. Braddock Avenue Pittsburgh 15218.
FRIDAY MARCH 21:
Seminar/Webinar on Making the New Economy Work in Pittsburgh with Gar Alperovitz - 2 PM – 4:30 PM. Frick Fine Arts Building 15260. This event will feature a panel discussion that will be broadcast live on the web! Co-sponsored by the David Berg Center at the Katz School of Business, the School of Social Work (both of the University of Pittsburgh), and the Thomas Merton Center.
Evening Discussion with Gar Alperovitz – 5 PM – 9PM, Carnegie Mellon University, Baker Hall, Adamson Wing. Gar Alperovitz will set the stage for a community discussion on the systemic, political, ethical, and cultural problems that prevent the majority of Americans from benefiting from unprecedented economic productivity and profits among the economy’s largest corporations.
SATURDAY MARCH 22:
The New Economy Celebration - 9:00 AM to 5 PM, Carnegie Mellon University, Baker Hall, Giant Eagle Wing. The New Economy celebration will highlight the grassroots changes in economic practices that are happening right here in Pittsburgh. This event will feature a keynote address by Gar Alperovitz where he will speak on solutions that are emerging from various efforts to make the economy more democratic and to increase economic benefits more broadly in society. The event will also feature a panel discussion, and workshops featuring local community leaders that are working on the New Economy initiatives.
Who It’s For: Anyone working to bring about or benefit from a shared value, environmentally sustainable, or just economy.
Why Attend: The new economy is happening now; find out where you fit in.