One Earth Director Vanessa Timmer is speaking at the De-Growth Conference in Vancouver on the 1st of May. The De-growth conference builds on similar conferences that have been held in Paris and Barcelona, and examine what a viable economic, social and ecological system will look like. ”The evidence is overwhelming that unlimited industrial growth is no longer possible. Our challenge now is to find ways to shrink the overall size of the economy without creating unemployment and poverty.” Vanessa’s presentation focuses on applying our knowledge of social change to inform the de-growth movement, and on sharing One Earth’s projects and United Nations activities.
One Earth is leading the theme, "Rethinking the Good Life", at this year’s Media That Matters conference (Hollyhock on Cortes Island, BC, May 19-23). MtM is one of North America’s most unique and intimate media gatherings for traditional and new media — four days of open dialogue, trend-spotting and transformative ideas. For One Earth’s theme: What if we reinvented how we consumed and produced things in a way that enriches all aspects of our lives—our ecologies, economies, and social life? What would this future reality look like? What would it take to make this happen? These are critical questions we must answer. How can we engage media to co-create and communicate this new story?
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