At Headwaters, we are working to embody the permaculture principles of Care for Earth, Care for People, and Fair Share, yet we can't ignore the challenges presented by the dominant economic paradigm.  So we are embarking on a new adventure to try and define what an economic paradigm that had these principles at the center might be. 

​​In the past, we held weekend workshops on the New Economy.  We may return to this again after the pandemic is over.  Headwaters' founder, Gwendolyn Hallsmith, has written several books about changing the economic paradigm, which can serve as a starting point for discussion. You can read them by clicking on the links below:

Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies

   with Bernard Lietaer

Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense

    with Michael Shuman

Exploring a Public Bank for Vermont

    with Gary Flomenhoft

Vermont's New Economy - Supplement to The Bridge

​    with Dan Jones and others

Local Action for Sustainable Economic Renewal (LASER)

    with Hunter Lovins, Bernard Lietaer, Wayne Fawbush, and

    Christopher Juniper

Other resources offered by workshop participants include:

Capitalism and Climate Change by David Klein


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