From Divestment to Reinvestment: Unplugging from Fossil Fuels to Empower the New Economy
With Keynote Chuck Collins
Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies
And a panel of Presenters of including
Stephanie Rearick, Director, Dane County Wisconsin Timebank
Carlos Espinoza-Toro, Community Organizer of the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition
Stacey Cordeiro, Co-op Organizer at Boston Center for Community Ownership
Chaired by Prof. Rachel Kulick, UMass Dartmouth
To register, visit https://webapps.umassd.edu/events/sustainability
About Chuck Collins
Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good (www.inequality.org). He is a storyteller and organizer best known for his efforts to bridge the stuck national debate about wealth inequality and taxes. His present work also examines how to build community resilience and make a healthy transition to the new sustainable economy. He is co-coordinating Divest-Reinvest, a network of foundations, congregations and individuals moving money out of the fossil fuel sector and into the new economy.
In 1995, he co-founded United for a Fair Economy (www.faireconomy.org) and Responsible Wealth, where he served as director until 2005. He is also cofounder of Wealth for the Common Good (www.wealthforcommongood.org) and the Patriotic Millionaires (www.patrioticmillionaires.org), two efforts to organize members of the 1 percent to advocate for fair tax policy.
He is co-author, with Bill Gates Sr., of Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why American Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes. He is co-author with Mary Wright of The Moral Measure of the Economy (Orbis 2008), about Christian ethics and economic life. His most recent book, published in April 2012, is 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It (www.99to1book.org).