Slow Money Alliance conference call discussion 2/3/10
From Woody Tasch of Slow Money fame:
On our way to a million Americans who invest 1% of their assets in small food enterprises and local food systems.
When you’re done, mark your calendar to join us next Wednesday, Feb 3 at 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific for a conference call discussion with the leaders of the Slow Money Alliance on our future.
Who is the earthworm that will save the economy?
You are. We are.
Organic farmers, slow food chefs, CSA members, seed companies, urban composters, niche organic brand entrepreneurs, coops, farmers markets, edible schoolyard developers, designers of benign agricultural inputs and farming technologies, and investors and philanthropists, however big or small, who want to find new ways to put capital to work creating health and diversity in our communities and bioregions. You are the earthworms who are working to solve some of our most pressing economic and environmental problems.
And we need your advice. So check out the survey, and then mark your calendar for next week’s exciting conference call.
The task of building the restorative economy is not the task of a few billionaires or even a few thousand millionaires. It is not the task of a few foundations or a few new government programs. It is the task of a million of us working together to restore fertility in the soil of the economy. A million of us reconnecting our investment capital to the places where we live. A million of us slowing some of our money down, bringing it back down to earth. A million of us enjoying the benefits of investing in things we understand, closer to home … starting with food.
This is a big story. And we’d love your input as we craft its next stages. So fill out this fast survey and then mark your calendar for next week’s exciting conference call.
Thanks for your input,
Chairman, Slow Money
More info from the Slow Money folks:
For now it would be good to just let people know they should sign the principles:
We’ll send out an email to everyone who signs by Tuesday to participate on the call.
We just found out about this from your thread and signed the principles, but we may not be able to participate in the conference call because it might be too late for us to be invited (today is Wednesday). Thank you for bringing this to our attention!!!!
Richard and Cassie
My pleasure. Hopefully you will be with us on the call tonight.
hugs … dons