The 2011 Green Solidarity Economy Conference in Worcester will bring together diverse individuals and organizations in central Massachusetts working towards progressive social, environmental, and economic goals to share resources and skills, discuss best practices, strengthen inter-organizational relationships, and identify actions we can take together to make a green solidarity economy for the betterment of our communities.
is a direct response to the social and ecological destruction brought
on by corporate capitalism, as well
as the need to think beyond the often problematic and insufficient
practices of state intervention. In this critical historical moment,
corporate interests and policy makers are scrambling to patch over the
crumbling structures of a failed economy, we have an opportunity to
reins of history and create a new world, a world in which the
foundations of the economy are ecological health and social wealth.
We envision a Green Solidarity Economy as a set of strategies for resilience in uncertain times, as well as a move toward transformation and regeneration. We understand the necessary components of this transformation as follows:
Economy: The work that needs to be
done by and for our communities.
Solidarity: Seeking out common interests and building alliances across space, time, and difference.
Green: The inclusion of our non-human others in a solidarity economy.