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Navigating the New Economic Reality
Glaser Center
Santa Rosa, CA
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Navigating the New Economic Reality
Join us for an evening with local author, Richard Heinberg and inspiring local leaders as we discuss the future of economic development in the North Bay region.

Recent developments in economic theory challenge the notion that the continued growth of industrialized economies is either likely or desirable. Events such as the crash of 2008, the European debt crisis, accelerating climate change, and the ongoing run-up in oil prices add to speculation that the world economy is at a historic turning point. Richard Heinberg, author of ten books including the award-winning The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality, will survey three over-arching global trends that provide the context for local economic development and planning.

A panel discussion will follow Richard's talk featuring:  
* Marc Armstrong, Director of the Public Banking Institute
* Ann Hancock, Director of the Climate Protection Campaign
* Stacey Lawson, CEO of Ygrene Energy Fund

This event will also highlight these inspiring initiatives:
* Transition Santa Rosa  
* Sonoma Clean Power
* WeGo Rideshare Program
* North Bay Small Business Incubator
* North Bay Made Campaign
* 350 Home & Garden Challenge
* Slow Money - North Bay Group
* Leadership for a Sustainable Future Program
* Aqus Community
* Mondragon & Italy Cooperatives Seminar Abroad
* Creating Personal Resilience and Well Being

Share Exchange is joined by the following community partners:
* Aqus Community
* Climate Protection Campaign
* Create the Good Life
* Daily Acts
* Euston Video Production
* Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy
* Living Wage Coalition
* Mendocino Economic Development Corporation
* North Bay iHUB
* North Bay Organizing Project
* North Bay Slow Money Group
* Post Carbon Institute
* Public Banking Institute
* Share Exchange
* Sonoma County BEST
* Sonoma County Water Agency
* Sustainable Enterprise Conference
* Transition Santa Rosa
* Transition US
* Web and Interactive Media Professionals
* WORK Petaluma
* Ygrene Energy Fund

Doors will open at 6:30pm, the talk starts at 7:00pm.

Richard's Bio:
Richard Heinberg is the author of ten books including:

The End of Growth: Adapting to our New Economic Reality (June 2011)
Blackout: Coal, Climate, and the Last Energy Crisis (2009)
Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines (2007)
The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism and Economic Collapse (2006)
Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World (2004)
The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies (2003)
He is Senior Fellow-in-Residence of the Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost Peak Oil educators. He has authored scores of essays and articles that have appeared in such journals as Nature, The Ecologist, The American Prospect, Public Policy Research, Quarterly Review, Z Magazine, Resurgence, The Futurist, European Business Review, Earth Island Journal, Yes!, Pacific Ecologist, and The Sun; and on web sites such as,,,, and

He has appeared in many film and television documentaries, including Leonardo DiCaprio's 11th Hour, is a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education, and in 2012 was appointed to His Majesty the King of Bhutan's International Expert Working Group for the New Development Paradigm initiative.

More information about Richard can be found on his website.



Glaser Center (View)
547 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
United States

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Education > Business

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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