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Working Groups

Working groups will be hosted by people who are working on specific sustainability-related projects and can benefit from input both during the working session and potentially throughout the coming months.

These groups will be asked to give an update on progress at next year’s conference. Use the comment section below to express announce your sustainability-related projects.

Community Index: Sustainable Community

Sustainable Community: How Does Yours Measure Up?

Ryn Longmaid
Chair of Sebastopol Community Index

How can we use environmental, social, and economic indicators to measure and promote sustainable communities? Sebastopol is creating an index to do just this. You can contribute to their project and gain knowledge that is transferable to other communities. Longmaid is a former small business owner and economic development specialist and now the Chair of the Sebastopol Community Index.

Complementary Currencies

Art Warmoth, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Sonoma State University

This group examines the need to develop an economic system that complements the conventional economics of markets in order to support the expansion of the social entrepreneurialism movement.

Go Local! Lowering Your Business Footprint through Localization

Kelly Rajala and Derek Huntington, Livability Project
with BALLE-Sonoma County

This is an interactive session on local options for fulfilling daily business needs. Participants will receive a local directory and a “Think Local First” marketing kit.

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