Book Reading and Talk with Ecotrust founder and Author Spencer Beebe and bioregional entrepreneur Christopher Brookfield
Spencer Beebe, author of “Cache: Creating Natural Economies” and, most recently, “This Isn’t Any House You Know,” and Christopher Brookfield, entrepreneur, will be speaking together on the topic of bioregions. Spencer will also read from his books.
A fourth generation Oregonian with a lifelong commitment to advancing social, economic, and environmental change, Spencer earned his M.F.S. (Forest Science) degree from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Economics from Williams College. He served with the Peace Corps in Honduras and, after serving 14 years with The Nature Conservancy, he was the founding President of Conservation International in 1987. In February 1991, Spencer returned to the Northwest and founded Ecotrust to focus on the rain forests of the Pacific Northwest – his home.
Christopher was a geology major at Williams College. He is a systems design and network entrepreneur with long experience in the development of investment platforms (MicroCredit in India, Mexico, and Peru through ElevarEquity and food systems through Salish Growth in Washington).
Spencer and Chris and their colleagues are developing Salmon Nation in the Pacific Northwest as a deep expression of a “nature state” of mind and action designed to improve social, economic, and environmental well-being at a scale that matters in today’s changing world.
The talk will be held in the Music Room of Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School. This event is free and open to the public. Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door.
Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School
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