Our first gathering for the 2011-2012 Finger Lakes Bioneers film series will be September 29 and 30 2011 at the Auburn Public Theater.  We’ll be screening the Auburn premiere of The Economics of Happiness – a film by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick and John Page, and a project of the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC).

Relocalization of our economy is essential if we are to buffer ourselves from speculative bubbles and escalating food and energy prices.  How can we transform our personal household economies to build in long-term resiliency and well being? How can we work together to design a local economy that works for everyone and takes advantage of the power of entrepreneurship, sharing, self-provisioning, and local investment? What principles should guide us?

We’ll explore these questions and more with a panel of local community leaders  and suggest opportunities to pursue in the next few years.  Audience members are encouraged to bring their ideas and to share news on other local initiatives.  Tickets are offered at the door.