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Living Economies Expo eUpdate: 2 March 2017

Thursday, March 02, 2017   Posted in: Conferences By: Administrator With tags: conferences, economy

Welcome to this week’s newsletter.

Many of you reading this have been on this newsletter list for some time, others are new. For the benefit of those just coming on board with this knowledge via the newsletters here are the basic facts…

Living Economies Expo.Our Purpose is… to seed systemic change by:

  • Raising awareness of how the current economic system works, and the interconnectedness of all issues.
  • Connecting all groups working on these issues.
  • Building strong voice.
  • Giving those with knowledge and drive the tools for community action

Dates: Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April 2017. Some post Expo trips are also being planned for Monday 3rd April.

  • Friday at the Lyttelton Recreation Centre (25 Winchester Street); and
  • Saturday and Sunday at the Lyttelton Primary School (Oxford Street).

Visit the Living Economies Expo website for more information, including how to register. Registrations are now open.

Until next week… my warm regards

Margaret Jefferies for the Living Economies Board.

It's time to register now!

The vision that draws us forward: Imagine a country which respects the living planet; whose people enjoy fair land tenure, good housing, good health, wholesome food, a rewarding livelihood, free education, a compassionate justice system, and an adequate income: a country with an inclusive democracy grounded in vibrant communities.

This could be Aotearoa New Zealand – together we can make this vision a reality.

This is a co-created event, modelling how we can make things happen - together.
“We are the ones we have been waiting for.”

Some interesting leads into the Living Economies Expo

Message from Gen who offered to pick up one of last week’s requests

We'd really like to get as many people from councils to attend the Expo as we can. When new economic information percolates through councils, the people on the ground building living economies can be supported to really make a difference. We are making up a contact list of councillors at 20 Councils we are focusing on which hopefully will also have some staff members from Economic Development, Community Development and Sustainability departments. We will send an invite to all these people.

We need help to make phone calls to talk to as many of these people as we can to try and encourage them to come. If anyone would be willing to put in some time making phone calls that would be awesome. It would be great for people to be talking to their own councils, especially if their council is one of the 20  (although phoning councils not in the group of 20 or councils you are not a constituent of, is good too).

We will try to provide a 'cheat sheet' of points to help callers with the conversations. If people can use google docs that would be an advantage but not absolutely necessary.

Contact me, Gen if you can help (gendespa[at] or 0211 345 802).

Thanks, thanks, thanks

Thank you for the ideas and links you have been sending me with suggestions of organisations, businesses, projects, people or concepts that would be good to include in the Expo part of the Living Economies Expo. These are examples demonstrating how to work in ways that are helpful for our planet's future – you will notice these are often locally based! It is great to get these connections. Keep thinking, and keep sending!

This week's requests to co-create the Living Economies Expo

  • As part of the Open Space sessions I would like about 10 people to record the essence of the conversations pictorially so we can visually get a quick overview of all the discussions. Basically I’m looking for people who are good listeners and who are confident at drawing.
  • Responses to Gen’s letter 
  • More Expo examples
  • Talk to your networks about this event, share the information - put it on your website and Facebook pages.

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