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Update on Slow Money conference June 9-11 Shelburne Farms, VT

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

By way of update on the the logistics and speakers for this upcoming event, see the note below from Woody Tasch Chairman of Slow Money.

Meridian is a highly dynamic specialized insurance consulting group and broker with offices in Boston, MA, Newport, RI and Brookfield, CT. We specialize in risk management and risk transfer for companies interested in sustainable practice. We also promote sustainable practices and are members of the Sustainable Business Network and Slow Money Alliance. Our Mission is simple.  We seek to help our clients make the best risk and risk transfer decisions possible.

We bring market-leading service to the most creative solutions in the risk management field to ensure that each Meridian client achieves their risk objectives.

“It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us on June 9-11 for our Second National Gathering at Shelburne Farms, Vermont   http://www.slowmoneyalliance.org/national-gathering.html

one of the premier historic and sustainable agriculture sites in the country. This 1400-acre site originally owned by Lila Vanderbilt Webb is located on the shore of Lake Champlain and is the site of three barns, each one of which is more memorable than the last (if you don’t think a barn can be memorable, you will have your mind changed…).

We’re expecting a strong turn-out, so we suggest you secure your housing as soon as possible. Link here

http://www.slowmoneyalliance.org/hotels.html

for our list of recommended hotels. NOTE: the unique agricultural nature of the site means you will be staying a few miles away at one of these hotels.

Slow Money… It’s not an ISM (as in capitalism, socialism, consumerism, market fundamentalism…).  But it is a new way of connecting investors to local food systems, catalyzing new forms of social investing and philanthropy for the 21st century.  Join the emerging network of investors, donors, entrepreneurs, farmers, and activists who are giving birth to the nurture capital industry.”

See you there,

Woody Tasch

Chairman, Slow Money

Confirmed Speakers

Erika Allen, Chicago Projects Manager, Growing Power

Eliot Coleman, Founder, Four Season Farm and Author of The New Organic Grower

Alisa Gravitz, Executive Director, Green America

Gary Hirshberg, CEO, Stonyfield Farm

Bill McKibben, Founder, 350.org and Author of Deep Economy

Diane Miller, President and CEO, blue moon fund

Will Raap, Founder, Gardener’s Supply

Joel Salatin, Owner, Polyface Farm

Tom Stearns, Founder, High Mowing Seeds

Robert Zevin, President, Robert Brooke Zevin Associates

Sponsors

Calvert Foundation

Castanea Foundation

City Market

Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation

Investors’ Circle

Recycled Paper Printing

Solidago Foundation

University of Vermont

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Wainwright Bank

Partnering Organizations

1% for the Planet

Edible Communities

Vermont Commons

Vermont Fresh Network

Food Literacy Project at Harvard presents: Woody Tasch, Chris Taylor and the documentary “Food Fight” Feb 16th 2010 7 pm Harvard Science Center

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Wondering about the sustainable movement  in general and local food specifically?  Whether  you are in New England or beyond if you’d like to learn a little and ask some questions of some pioneers see the event info below.

And if you have questions about risk management for your sustainable business  contact us.

Meridian is a highly dynamic specialized insurance consulting group and broker with offices in Boston, MA, Newport, RI and Brookfield, CT. We specialize in risk management and risk transfer for companies interested in sustainable practice. We also promote sustainable practices and are members of the Sustainable Business Network and Slow Money Alliance. Our Mission is simple.  We seek to help our clients make the best risk and risk transfer decisions possible.

We bring market-leading service to the most creative solutions in the risk management field to ensure that each Meridian client achieves their risk objectives.

February 16, 2010, 7:00-9:00 pm
Film Screening & Panel: Food Fight and discussion about Slow Money Alliance
Where: Science Center Lecture Hall A, Cambridge campus 1 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA

Does the term “foodie” inspire, irritate, or intrigue you? Do you wonder what the big deal is about food that is locally grown, organic, or “sustainable”? Do you wonder whether your food choices really matter? Join the Harvard University Dining Services Food Literacy Project for a screening of the award-winning documentary Food Fight and a discussion with filmmaker Chris Taylor and Woody Tasch, the founder of Slow Money Alliance.  Food Fight explores the political and social changes that shaped 20th century American agricultural policy and food culture and the changing relationship between consumers and big agribusiness.  Slow Money Alliance is a new nonprofit that combines principles of philanthropy and investing to “bring money back down to earth” by encouraging investment in small food enterprises, local food systems, and local economies.  Questions?  Contact theresa_mcculla@harvard.edu for information. The event is free and open to the public.