Video Interview: Alisa Gravitz at the New Economics Institute Strategies for a New Economy Conference

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Video Interview: Alisa Gravitz at the New Economics Institute Strategies for a New Economy Conference

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 6:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Strategies for a New Economy

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Recorded live at the New Economics Institute Strategies for a New Economy Conference on June 9, 2012, Green America President and Executive Director Alisa Gravitz speaks about the leadership needed to continue advancing the current shift to the new economy that's vibrant and offers more choices for a better way of life. "We need a new kind of leadership for the new economy movement: the old, conventional, falling-apart economy that's not working -- one of the problems has been failure of leadership at big, centralized systems, pushing efficiencies to the point that they don't even care about people and planet as they do their work. Not working," Gravitz says. "So what we need to move toward is a more collective, collaborative system, some people call it decentralized, some people call it lateral, but the idea is, just like the food and energy systems that are becoming more decentralized -- people can take leadership from wherever they are. So it's a very empowering kind of movement."

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About The New Economics Institute 

The New Economics Institute is a US organization that combines vision, theory, action, and communication to effect a transition to a new economy -- an economy that gives priority to supporting human wellbeing and Earth’s natural systems. The organization is the successor organization to the 30-year old,well-respected E.F. Schumacher Institute. The Institute is headed by newly appointed President and CEO, Dr. Robert K. Massie and currently has offices in New York City, NY, and Great Barrington, MA.

The New Economics Institute’s multidisciplinary approach employs research, applied theory, public campaigns, and educational events to describe an alternative socio-economic system that is capable of addressing the enormous challenges of our times. NEI current projects include the well-known BerkShares Local Currency Program, the Community Land Trust Program, and the Global Transition Map to a New Economy

The New Economics Institute Board of Directors include Gar Alperovitz, Jessica Brackman, John Fullerton, Neva Goodwin, Hildegarde Hannum, Eric Harris- Braun, Dan Levinson, Bob Massie, Richard Norgaard, David Orr, Will Raap, Gus Speth, Peter Victor, Stewart Wallis, Timothy Wirth and Susan Witt.

About Alisa Gravitz

Alisa Gravitz has been the President and Executive Director of Green America, the national green economy organization, for 25 years. Green America, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, develops marketplace solutions to social and environmental problems with emphasis on climate change, solar energy, recycled paper, fair trade, and community investment. Major events and publications include Green Festivals, the Green Business Conference, National Green PagesGreen American, andReal Green. Green America operates the nation’s largest green business and consumer networks. Alisa’s board service includes Ceres, Anacostia Watershed Society, Social Investment Forum, and Network for Good. She earned her MBA from Harvard University and her BA in economics and environmental sciences from Brandeis University.