A free community screening of Avi Lewis's 'This Changes Everything'
A number of us have been working the past few weeks to pull together a series of events and activities to celebrate “New Economy Week” in our region. This is a national effort to bring attention to the emerging ‘new economy’, that is, an economy that is more locally rooted, more democratic and participatory in nature, more just and more ecologically sustainable. The New Economy Coalition (http://neweconomy.net/) sponsors the week.
Colleagues from Asheville, Whitesburg, Abingdon and neighboring communities have worked with me – on very short notice – to make something happen in our area. Collectively we’re referring to our efforts as ANEW, the Appalachian New Economy Week. It’s a modest beginning, one we hope to build on once the week is over and into the future. We’d love to have many of you participate!