Building an Economy that Works for People and Place: A Conversation about Real Emerging Alternatives
E. Carlton Wilton Center for Interfaith Campus Ministries, Multi-Faith Room 100
University of Richmond, VA 23173
The graduate program in Nonprofit Studies at the School of Professional and Continuing Studies is hosting farmer, author and nationally-renowned sustainability thought leader Anthony Flaccavento to discuss key aspects of his book, Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up.
“Thousands of people are building better economies and communities right where they live. But local action alone simply is not enough,” says Flaccavento. “To bring these alternatives to scale, we need a mass movement for an economy that serves people, builds broadly based prosperity, preserves community, and restores rather than degrades the ecosystem.”
Flaccavento is an organic farmer near Abingdon, Va., in the heart of Central Appalachia. He has been working on community environmental and economic development in the region for the past 27 years. In 1995, he founded Appalachian Sustainable Development, which became a regional and national leader in sustainable economic development. Anthony left ASD in 2009 and founded SCALE, Inc., a private consulting business dedicated to catalyzing and supporting ecologically healthy regional economies and food systems.
This event is free and open to the public, and light lunch will be served. Online registration is required. Limited visitor parking is available in lot W41 across UR Drive from the new Queally Center.
Contact: Miriam Blackmon, Program Coordinator, NPS & IOP, (804) 289-8133