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Thursday 19 June, 9.30am â€“ 5.30pm, Assembly Hall, Lambeth Town Hall
Followed by Local Business Evening, 6-8.30pm
How can we earn a living and save the planet?
Join Transition Town Brixton for an exploration into the economics of local resilience and global sustainability. Local Economy Day asks: how could a community using less energy be economically stronger and provide a higher quality of life?
- David Boyle, New Economics Foundation, author of The Little Money Book
- Molly Scott Cato, Green Party Economics spokesperson, author of Market Schmarket
- John Rogers, economist and writer
Discussion, hands-on exercises and Open Space workshops
Come and investigateâ€¦
How do money, credit, and our globalised economy workâ€¦ or not?
How does our economic system drive unsustainable carbon-intensive lifestyles?
Is a more localised economy inevitable?
How has localisation worked successfully in other places around the world?
How could a localised economy work here? How would it benefit locals?
We donâ€™t have prescribed answers to these questions. Instead the day aims to be a true exploration, mining the collective experience and genius of Brixtonâ€™s community as well as the invited speakers. With your input Local Economy Day will be inspiring, active and practical â€“ helping us all gain knowledge and confidence to take action to improve our local economy.