Come Hear Bill McKibben at Slow Money Conference June 9-11

May 19, 2010 10:00 AM ET

We're extremely fortunate to have Bill McKibben, one of the world's leading environmental journalists and activists, with us at Shelburne Farms. He's joined by a world-class roster of entrepreneurs and thought leaders, including Joel Salatin, Gary Hirshberg, Eliot Coleman, and Alisa Gravitz. It's an amazing line up!

And because Slow Money is about culture as well as finance, we've got some wonderful music lined up, too. You'll be our guests at a special recording of an eTown radio show at the historic Flynn Theater in Burlington featuring none other than Grammy award winning musician Steve Earle. eTown is syndicated on 270 radio stations. Flynn Theater has been a centerpiece of the Vermont cultural landscape for over 75 years.   If all this doesn't get both sides of your brain fired up, well then, we'll have to resort to. . FOOD. The event is being catered by Sugarsnap, a local organic catering company, and includes a final farmstead dinner on Friday catered by the New England Culinary Institute, during which we'll hear the music of Phineas Gage.

Register for your spot today!

About Slow Money

Slow Money is a new nonprofit organizing an international movement to bring money back down to earth.

Founded by Woody Tasch, a pioneer in merging investing and philanthropy, Slow Money's mission is to build local and national networks, and develop new financial products and services, dedicated to:
  • investing in small food enterprises and local food systems;

  • connecting investors to their local economies; and,

  • building the nurture capital industry. 

    "Together, we are building a strong, new voice for the wisdom of bringing our money home to build sustainable communities." Judy Wicks

About Vital Systems   What each us chooses to eat or feed others may be the most powerful personal action we can exercise each day.   Vital Systems focuses on integrating both triple top and triple bottom lines so we can create holistic economies based on healthy food systems through responsible investing, business practices, and an engaged citizenry. 
The concept of Triple Top Line positively frames an educated and involved citizenry engaged in dignified work by integrating internal management practices and external community engagement. This supports employees and community members who are, in turn, supported by investors intent on driving a regenerative economy. Triple bottom line refers to the rigor of life cycle assessment in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics. The combination of these perceptions creates a powerful, iterative system that produces sustainable food systems and communities and regenerates economies from the top down and bottom up.
Since January 2010, Vital Systems has facilitated Slow Money Northern California Region to bring our money “back down to earth” so that everyone has access to good food, health, and food security.