Category Archives: Programs + Projects

Making the World a Significantly Better Place to Live?

There are many ways to make the world a “significantly better” place to live. Here’s one. Continue reading

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TEDxLongDock: This is What Community Looks Like

Nothing I’ve done has been as personally fulfilling as what transpired in Beacon, NY, on June 7, the culmination of months and months of planning and hard, selfless work with a small, dedicated team. Continue reading

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Inaugural TEDxLongDock Comes to the Hudson Valley

A group of committed citizens is organizing a day-long event full of stimulating and inspiring talks on the impact of arts, culture, the creative class and entrepreneurship in the Hudson Valley. Continue reading

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Save Us. Be Creative!

Think about how many of your friends and acquaintances work for themselves — not just those with their own business, but also those who freelance or consult (whether full or part time). How many consider themselves “creative”? Chances are, you know a lot. While the positive impact of cultural institutions is pretty much conventional wisdom at this point, the larger creative economy that includes DIY (do-it-yourself) makers and small, creative businesses is less understood. Continue reading

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Vision… Manifesting!

From the beginning we’ve had several large initiatives in mind to help cultivate this community-focused movement in the Hudson Valley. I’m pleased to announce that one of those initiatives is manifesting: the creation of a new, affiliated network of the national Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). Continue reading

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‘COMMUNITY STIMULUS: Local Currency + Barter Networks’ Recap

Current economic structures are arguably inadequate. Increasingly, communities are exploring alternatives. That was the focus of our Oct. 22 talk at the hive, “COMMUNITY STIMULUS: Local Currency & Barter Networks as Social & Economic Drivers.” This is a recap of the event, from co-producer Venessa Miemis of Emergent by Design. Continue reading

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‘CIVIC KINGSTON NY: A Forum for Engagement’

A few months ago we convened a small group of respected civic leaders, politicians and journalists to help consciously create a vibrant community in Kingston. Our first public event was held July 14, 2011: “CIVIC KINGSTON NY: A Forum for Engagement” focused on turning vision into action. We have video of the forum. Continue reading

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