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Monday, June 05, 2006

Countdown to BALLE


Since it's timely, thought I'd re-post this news, which originally appeared here on May 9...
Mark Your Calendar
June 8-10, 2006
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
4th International Conference
Burlington, Vermont
Some of the speakers include:
Bo Burlingham, Editor-at-Large of Inc. magazine and author of
Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big.
Michael Ableman, organic farmer and author of Fields of Plenty.
John Abrams, CEO, South Mountain Company, and author of The Company We Keep: Reinventing Small Business for People, Community, and Place.
Ben Cohen, True Majority, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s
Bridget Croke, RecycleBank.
Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association.
Gary Erickson, Clif Bar, Inc.
Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Global Community Initiatives.
David Korten, YES! Magazine, author of When Corporations Rule the World and
The Great Turning.
Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet and
Democracy's Edge.
Greg LeRoy, Good Jobs First.
Michelle Long, Sustainable Connections.
Bill McKibben, journalist and author of The End of Nature and Wandering Home.
Stacy Mitchell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance.
Michael Shuman, Training and Development Corporation, author of Going
Local and The Small-Mart Revolution.
Click HERE for more information.

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