The New Economics Institute seeks proposals for strategic summits on the transition to a just and sustainable economy, coordinated and hosted by University students in collaboration with community organizations and faculty partners.
Eight grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to students at North American colleges and universites. In addition to financial support, we are also committed to helping you make your vision a reality with trainings, access to our networks, and on-going consultation. Students and their organizing committees are encouraged to raise additional funds necessary from their host institutions and/or through a variety of other creative means.
For more information, visit the Vision for the Campus Network page.
Location: 44 Teele Ave., Somerville, MA
Time: Oct. 1st, 12:30-1:30pm
Head out to GDAE, located just off campus at 44 Teele Ave., and enjoy a free lunch and lecture with Neva Goodwin, GDAE’s Co-Director! GDAE Brown Bag Lectures are held in the 3rd floor conference room and are open to the public. For more upcoming lectures at GDAE, see their events page.
GDAE’s name: Our name reflects our mission. We have capitalized the “A” of “And” to emphasize that it is the interrelation between Development And Environment that is our special focus; studies or policies relating to either of those terms alone have too often resulted in one or another kind of failure. We use the word “Global” to indicate that we are concerned with the linkages between Development And Environment in all parts of the world. There are important differences – as well as some important similarities – between the meaning and the consequences of those linkages in the North and in the South. We are concerned with understanding both the differences and the similarities, from both the academic and the policy perspectives.
Located in Costa Rica, CATIE combines science, graduate education and technical cooperation. Its campus is located in a tranquil and secure natural area, rich in biodiversity, providing a high quality of life. Innovation, excellence, service, integration and appreciation of diversity, are some of the values of an institution which promotes professional growth, international and multicultural exchange.
For more information visit their website.
The 3rd Annual Sustainable Economy Conference
April 30, 2012
8:15 am – 4:30 pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
How Can Massachusetts Build Bridges to a 21st Century Economy?
The 3rd Annual SEC is designed to advance the knowledge, perspective and networks of all sector leaders and others working to create a sustainable economy, improve economic recovery and growth, reduce operation costs, drive job creation, build sustainable communities and expand the green economy in Massachusetts. This is achieved with interactive panels, roundtable discussions and single-leader sessions on diverse and relevant topics with distinguished Conversation Leaders and a networking reception.
Massachusetts and the world economy face unprecedented challenges as well as opportunities in the 21st century. Developing sustainable communities and a sustainable economy in our current economic and environmental circumstances are major challenges and major opportunities of the 21st century. In response, the mission of the 3rd Annual SEC is to build bridges within and across Massachusetts’ government, business, academic, nonprofit and community sectors to a viable 21st century economy.
A key to creating a viable 21st century economy is for all sector organizations to systematically participate in the market shift to embed sustainability, as well as diversity and inclusion, into their business model while partnering in new ways within and across sectors.
The value of sustainability, as well as diversity and inclusion, in developing new opportunities, improving competitiveness, attracting and retaining skilled employees and residents and providing value added to customers, stakeholders and communities is the foundation for fostering a 21st century economy in Massachusetts.
The demand for sustainable solutions will be drivers for the 21st century economy. The 3rd Annual SEC is designed to:
The 3rd Annual SEC is designed to foster the development of new networks and business relationships.
The 3rd Annual SEC brings together the government, business, academic, nonprofit and community sectors for the purpose of creating sustainable communities and a sustainable economy in Massachusetts.
No Refunds after April 1st 5pm EST