Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Earth Day Happy Hour Discussion Explores Alternative Economies

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Earth Day Happy Hour Discussion Explores Alternative Economies

A panel of local change agents leads the third discussion in a program on consumer culture by Oregon Council for the Humanities.

As many are looking to alternative economies in the current global financial downturn, a panel of Portland-area leaders will discuss developing alternative economies in Portland and beyond at the next Think & Drink, a happy hour conversation series that this season looks at consumer culture.

Think & Drink will be held on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at 6:30 at rontoms, 600 E. Burnside, Portland.

Panelists include Brian Rohter, founder and CEO of New Seasons Market; Shane Endicott, founder of Our United Villages and the Rebuilding Center; Collin Ferguson, founder of Cascadia Commons/Community Way; and Mary King, professor of economics at Portland State University. . The panel will be moderated by Peter Schoonmaker, President of Illahee, a nonprofit forum for environmental innovators.

Think & Drink, which invites the public to think and talk together, is sponsored by the Oregon Council for the Humanities (OCH). The series reflects OCH's emphasis on infusing important public conversations with critical thinking and fresh ideas.

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