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Join us as we explore the question of the century - "Where Is Your Village?" We'll share how we can surthrive here in The Age of Climate Crisis...live the beautiful life, the conservation lifestyle...give our whole selves to the people and places you love most...and forge a new way forward, past the tipping point of "400 ppm ghg." Don't know what that means? Come discover its critical importance to your life. BIG™ is an award-winning economic development organization based in West Woodlawn, with a national network. It’s one of America’s most diverse eco-orgs, and a thought leader in sustainable community development for communities of color…across 13 economic sectors. We serve as bridge and catalyst among communities and their stakeholders in the design and development of "walk-to-work, walk-to-shop, walk-to-learn, walk-to-play villages" within black neighborhoods. We authored and teach Grannynomics™ and Green-Village-Building™ - a whole-system solution for the whole-system problems common to black communities everywhere. Together they highlight the disproportionate negative impacts of global warming on communities of color, the health/wealth opportunities of the new green economy, the beauty of the conservation lifestyle, and how community members can lead where they live. We aim to increase household income by increasing the rate at which neighbor-owned businesses are created and sustained, thus keeping resident money active locally, supporting community self‐interests, and preserving the heritage of a place. Thus, we address the terrible triplets of pollution, poverty, and plutocracy. We welcome you!

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