Please join us for this thee part lecture series on economic transformation with Marco Vangelisti. 6:00 – 7:30 pm in Classroom A at the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County.
Thursday March 13: Financial System and Local Investing
Wednesday April 9: Money and Banking System
Wednesday May 14: Economic System.
Marco came to the US as a Fulbright scholar in mathematics and economics at the University of California in Berkeley. He worked for 6 years for Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC (“GMO”), managing investment equity portfolios primarily on behalf of large foundations and endowments. In April 2009 Marco left the finance industry and has since been instrumental in the formation and development of the Slow Money Northern California chapter where he currently leads the investor working group. Marco also serves on the Slow Money national steering committee and is helping communities increase their capacity for local investing.
This is a fantastic opportunity to hear Marco’s cutting edge and fascinating views on how to truly transform our economy for the benefit of people and the planet.
Attend all three lectures for $30.00 or individually for $15.00 per session. Please Click Here to register and get more detailed information about each session’s content and please don’t hesitate to call the office if you have any questions.
Discover Your Passion … Impact Our Community … Transform the Future
The Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy’s core program is Leadership for a Sustainable Future, a unique 10-month course for those who want to make a difference in their own communities and beyond. Meeting once a month for a full day, the program addresses key sustainability issues in California and the North Bay while exploring varied perspectives on leadership. The inspiring curriculum prepares participants to take on leadership roles in community, business, and civic arenas by providing a solid foundation in understanding our environmental, social and economic strengths, opportunities, and challenges. Discover how your own daily actions can enhance your life, your community, and ultimately our world!
The classes meet from 8:45 am to 5:30 pm on the first Friday of each month from September 2014 through May 2015. There will also be an introductory full day class orientation on August 22, 2014.
Applications will be available on our website beginning March 14, 2014
Early bird application deadline: May 5, 2014 (5% tuition discount)
Final deadline: May 19, 2014
Contact Suzi O’Rear, Education Program Director, if you have any additional questions.
Over 100 friends and supporters of the Institute gathered at our annual Holiday Open House on Friday, December 13, 2013 to celebrate and appreciate everyone who contributed to another year of success for the Institute's programs.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of a Resolution from the Board of Supervisors to Institute Founder and immediate past board chair Rick Theis. The recognition was presented to Rick by Institute Fellow and 1st District Supervisor Susan Gorin. The resolution commended Rick for his "incredible service to the community of Sonoma County", citing his leadership on a wide variety of issues related to creating a more sustainable community.
Congratulations to Rick on this well-deserved recognition!