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9-9:30     Check in. Pick up lunch and drink tickets

9:30        Welcome by PHE Board President, Doug Couchon
               Overview of the day - Elizabeth Whitehouse

9:50        In this 2018 TED Talk (viewed 5 million times), British economist Kate                          Raworth describes an economy designed to thrive, not grow, while                                    staying  within the planet’s ecological limits, so-called Doughnut                                         Economics. She presents some  revolutionary ideas, completely at                                     odds  with traditional economic theory. She is  our keynote speaker                                    and  subsequent presentations expand on her ideas.

10:10    Questions?

10:15    Former Secretary of Labor, and co-founder of Inequality Media, Robert                         Reich,  presents the “reader's digest” version of his 2020 book,                                         The  System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It. He explores the system of                               power in America that bails out corporations instead of people, even in                              times of crisis. (Video)

10:35    Alfred University Professor of Philosophy, Emrys Westacott, talks about                          simplicity based on his book, The Wisdom of Frugality: Why Less Is More                         -  More or Less

10:55    Quick stretch

11:00    STEM the tide - getting back to humanity. - Elizabeth Whitehouse                                      Technology has led us to the brink of disaster; technology will not get us                            out of the mess we are in.


11:20    The Green Revolution and unintended consequences - Sarah Savory                                explains  (via Zoom) how industrial agriculture has caused widespread                             desertification, and how Holistic  Management can reverse the damage.

11:40     LUNCH  - First sitting (A)
12:10                     Second sitting (B)    
               During the lunch hour you can:
              * visit with our co-sponsors and learn more about the work their groups do

             *  watch a short video on Miyawaki forests
             * pick up handouts
             * shop our bookstore/flea market
            * record questions for discussion at the end of the afternoon

12:40     “R” we there yet: “If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired,  rebuilt,                        

refurbished,  refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then  it should be restricted,

redesigned  or removed from production.”                                                                            

Pete Seeger
             This session will look at waste in various forms,

              including wasted opportunities.

12:45    The perils of landfills.  Landfills seemed like a good idea at the time.       

              Yvonne  Taylor of Seneca Lake Guardian, will tell us what  went  wrong.

1:05       In one of many wonderful animated videos from the Story of Stuff                        

              Project,  Annie Leonard explains what’s wrong with Plastic Bottles.

1:25        Waste (and wasted) Water - Jimmie Joe Carl from the Chemung                            

               County Wastewater Coalition talks about water management.

1:45        From Parking Lots to Paradise - Katherine Rose. Through urban                           

               re-greening,  Depave, from Portland Oregon, transforms over-paved                     

               places, creating resilient  community green spaces.  (Zoom)

2:05        Break

2:20        Creating Livable Communities. Jim Hassell has been  studying  urban

                planning, based on the Main Street America model.   Here  he

               presents some  of his ideas for Elmira and other Southern Tier  communities.

2:40        The Power of Compost.  Master Composter, Josh Enderle, will share  his 

                extensive knowledge of composting, and the important role the                      

               process plays in  diverting organic material from landfills.

3:00        Growing food in urban environments. Zeke Pierce will talk about  the many

               ways that city dwellers can contribute to food production.

3:15        Restoring Biodiversity.  The simplest solution to all environmental  and 

                ecological  problems, yet the most difficult to achieve.    

                Journalist and author, Judith Schwartz, wraps up the day. (Zoom)

3:45        Discussion. Q & A

4:30        Happy hour to enjoy complimentary refreshments and continue the


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