Hello Etsy: A Summit on Small Business and Sustainability is a hands-on gathering for small business owners who want to connect with their peers, learn the skills to find success and independence, and be part of the movement to build human-scale economies.
Etsy is thrilled to be hosting a DIY Summit in our Hudson location!
Join us for an afternoon of conversation and idea-building around the theme of building a sustainable community-based economy here in our region. This event is open to all, whether you run a small business or are just interested.
Some of the questions we’ll be working with
- What is a local living economy?
- How can we create a community-based economy where we live?
- What defines community? What are the strengths and weakness of our community?
- What is the relationship between community and economy?
12:30pm - 1:00pm: Open meet and greet. Tea from Verdigris Tea and treats from Loaf Bakery
1pm - 1:30pm: Welcome and introductions
1:30pm - 2pm: Bill McKibben talk (via livestream)- The Few and Big to the Small and Many
2:15 - 2:45pm: Judy Wicks talk (via livestream): Building Community through Local Living Economies
3pm - 5pm: Let’s Talk Local. Our guest speakers, Maeve Powlick and Tom Masterson, will be facilitating a hands-on workshop and discussion to explore what a local economy is, what roles we play within it, and how we can create a vibrant local economy based in principles of solidarity, community, and mutualism.
5:30 - Evening: Drinks, food and craft-making activities. Stay around to talk, eat, and make together!
WHERE: Etsy Hudson office, 359-361 Columbia St, Hudson, NY 12534
WHEN: Sunday, September 18th, 12:30pm - 7:30pm
Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
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