Monday, August 28, 2006

Relocalizing: Crafting Community Self-Reliance & Prosperity for Northwest Lower Michigan

Great Lakes Bioneers Pre-conference
Thursday • October 19 • 12:30pm - 5:30pm

Register here

Please join us as we discuss solutions for community self-reliance and create networks for future action.

Megan Quinn, the Outreach Director of Community Service, Inc., will join us for the afternoon. Community Service is a non-profit organization founded in 1940 that has advocated for small, local communities as the most fulfilling, healthy way to live. Its latest program, The Community Solution, seeks to bring about the re-emergence of the small community and a more agrarian, low energy-use way of life.

To help facilitate our discussion, Bill Palladino will lead us with his usual charm and grace. For the past five and half years Bill Palladino has worked for the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments (NWMCOG) as Economic Development Specialist, and three and half years for the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) as Regional Director. In this dual capacity, he has become a well-known figure in promoting out-of-the-box approaches to economic development, organizational change, value added-agriculture, and community involvement for the region. In July of 2006, Bill left these positions to fully engage his consulting practice, Krios Consulting.

This event will be held at the Grand Traverse Heritage Center, 322 Sixth Street, Traverse City, MI.

Register here by October 9th.

Donations at the door are appreciated.
For more information: • (231) 377-4146

This event is hosted by: Great Lakes Bioneers, Northwest Michigan Environmental Action Council, Bay Bucks, and Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design (ISLAND)

This event is supported by: Higher Grounds Fair Trade Coffee, Northwest Michigan Environmental Action Council, Krios Consulting, and Unity Fair Trade Marketplace.

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