Meeting Archive:
Getting Beyond Economic Growth: Live Web Event with Richard Heinberg and Helena Norberg-Hodge, 10/18

If you missed this event, you can hear the full audio recording here.

Meeting Description:
Join a dialogue hosted by Orion magazine on the end of economics as we know it, with Richard Heinberg and Helena Norberg-Hodge, on October 18 at 7 PM Eastern, 4 PM Pacific.

Heinberg's latest book is The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality and Norberg-Hodge's new documentary is called "The Economics of Happiness," an acclaimed film about the re-localization of our economies.

Must economies always grow? Heinberg thinks not, and argues that the global economy will not come out of its current recession, given that our prosperity is built upon unsustainable behaviors whose costs are coming due. Instead, he posits that we can manage contraction and still thrive, a view illustrated by Norberg-Hodge's film about the many upsides to going truly local, which features commentary from people on every continent.

This free live web event is a unique opportunity to hear these important thinkers expand on these ideas, and to share your thoughts and questions with them. It will be moderated by Orion staff and is open to all readers and friends.

Registration is required, so please fill in the blanks below, including the phone number you plan to call in with. This information is helpful to the event moderator and is only intended for use during the event.
Date: Tue, Oct 18, 2011
Time: 07:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Erik Hoffner
 Presenter Information
Richard Heinberg
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Richard Heinberg is the author of The End of Growth and ten other books, including The Party’s Over and Peak Everything. He is Senior Fellow-in-Residence at the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world’s most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels.

Helena Norberg-Hodge
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Author and filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and director of The International Society for Ecology and Culture. She is a pioneer of the "new economy" movement, and has been promoting an economics of personal, social, and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. Her previous film and book of the same name is Ancient Futures.