Local Economic Resilience Summary and Links

Thanks to all who attended this event! We had a nice turnout and introduced three exciting local projects to help strengthen our the economy of Goshen and the Michiana region. The local currency, Slow Money, and local investment strategies presented have been used by Transition initiatives around the globe to build local economic resilience, and we’re excited to explore how they can best be implemented here. These efforts are integral to the work we’re trying to do with Transition Goshen as we support our local foodshed, build community, and look for creative solutions for living with less energy.

Special thanks to our presenters:
Kalaine Fields, Michiana Area Currency (MAC’s)
Paula Bartholome, Slow Money (Michiana chapter)
Wendell Wiebe Powell, Common Good Finance

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Below are links to some of the main resources hightlighted throughout the evening. Enjoy!

Phil Metzler, Transition Goshen
Transition Towns: Transition Network site, Transition US site
In Transition 2.0 film: Film site and trailer
Leaky Bucket animation: video
Transition Colorado Eat Local Guide: site
Transition Colorado Local Food Shift and Michael Shuman: site
Localization Partners: press release
Handmade Bakery: video and site
Local Energy Cooperatives: video
Local Economic Centers: Livability Project site, Local Economy Centers site, and Transition interview
REconomy Project: site

Kalaine Fields, Michiana Area Currency (MAC’s)
MAC website: site (temporary host)
Elkhart County Works Together: site
Hawks Building: Facebook page and news article
Goshen Innovation Center/: news article

Paula Bartholome, Slow Money (Michiana chapter)
Slow Money: site
Garden to Table: blog
Edible Michiana: site
Lotus Foods: video
No Small Potatoes: site

Wendell Wiebe Powell, Common Good Finance
Common Good Finance: site
rCredits: site

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