I just learned of this wonderful organization, the Slow Money Alliance. They are presenting a new economic vision that is committed to building local food systems and local economies. This is an emerging network of serious investors, donors, entrepreneurs, farmers and activists who are committed to a sustainable future, from the ground up.
Read their Principles, they are inspiring and a place for all of us to refocus when we think about where we spend and invest our dollars. Here are two of them:
We must invest as if food, farms and fertility mattered.
We must invest as if carrying capacity, diversity and non-violence mattered: as if aquifers mattered; as of childhood nutrition and food deserts and obesity side-by-side with hunger all mattered.
These are principles for all of us to consider.
The Slow Money Alliance will have its Inaugural National Gathering September 9-11 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For information click here. The program looks incredible with panel discussions, an entrepreneur showcase and the screening of the film DIRT: The Movie, which is great– I saw it at the Sundance Film Festival last January. If you can make it to this event I am sure you won’t be disappointed. I even postponed a trip so that I can be here.
Hope to see you here.
To learn more about Slow Money you can order the book here or find your nearest Independent book store and pick up a copy.