Capitalism continues to grow bigger and stronger every day seemingly ignorant in the face of limits to growth and refusing to acknowledge resource depletion or real sustainability. Living in the belly of the beast we know this story too well! However, we are big believers in changing that narrative.
So what are we going to do about it?
Well, that's why we have organised this free event, which is part of a week-long series called Grow Change! This series is just the start, and we hope that over the rest of the year and beyond we can build on this action collectively...
What is 'Ethical Economics'?
Grow believes in a system where planet, people and profit are in complete harmony and balance with one another. This isn't a utopian dream but an essential and fundamental requirement in building a sustainable world.
This event will be a talk/discussion by the people working on changing the narrative of economics. The discussion shall then climax with social networking drinks after where we can formulate an action plan for instigating local change!!
Griffin Carpenter - Senior Researcher @ New Economics Foundation,
Sarah Henderson - Director of Operations @ Echo (Economy of hours),
David Clarke - Head of Policy @ Positive Money UK,
Rebbeca Trevalyan - Director @ Library of Things,
Rueben Jacobs - Co-founder @ Grow, Hackney,
Hannah Gardiner - Consultant and Innovation Manager @ Shared Assets.
6pm Doors open
9pm-10:30pm Social networking
The bar will be open all night, along with a pop-up vegan kitchen hosted by Ruthless Vegan.
Other themes across the week at Grow Change! includes gentrification + community resilience; skill sharing economy; climate action and education outside of academia. Find out more at https://grow-hackney.squarespace.com/events/
About Grow, Hackney
An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business.
Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. It is run as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business and works in partnership with local artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups. Most events are free, from live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, open mic and art, and film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricty and sources ethical and locally wherever possible. www.growhackney.co.uk