Guy Dauncey will be joining us for a presentation on the Economics of Kindness, modelling an alternate view on the generation and distribution of society’s resources. The presentation will be divided into four parts, each followed by an interval for questions, comments and reflections. As usual, we will convene at Char’s Landing with the presentation beginning at 7:00 p.m., so come early and enjoy something from the bar and a little pre-Guy conversation. Guy will have copies of his print materials for sale. There is no admission charge, but the “spittoon” will be available for those wishing to make a contribution to help defray expenses (rent and publicity-Guy has graciously agreed to speak without a fee). If you have any sense that our current economic model may not be serving the general public good, this should be a stimulating talk and discussion!
Join us for a meeting starting at 6:00 p.m. on February 15, 2017 to share ideas on making Port Alberni a more resilient and self-supporting community. New input always welcome, and we hope to broaden our membership to support community participation in initiatives in energy, housing, education, food, health, commerce, or whatever might be your area of interest and prior learning.
Our film this month deals with some of the challenges and choices that confront us in dealing with economic hurdles and environmental degradation as we move deeper into the 21st Century. There is, perhaps, added urgency to our choices with the rise of resistance to science and the accelerating pace of changes going on around us. This is a good chance to bring your sense of this to the fore.