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Going Local: A Sustainability Symposium

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March 25, 2004, marked the first second Burt Symposium on Education, Environment, and Economic Vitality at St. Lawrence University in Canton NY. The gathering drew together community planners, educators, business owners and engaged residents from all over the North Country to explore models of sustainable development that flowed from and preserved the character of distinct localities.

Call-in: Building a Future on Local Assets

Callers talk with Michael Shuman, author of Going Local in a Global Economy, Stephen Blackmer, director of the Northern Forest Center, and host Ellen Rocco. Shuman and Blackmer keynote the 2nd Burt Symposium at St. Lawrence University.  Go to full article

Preview: Going Local in a Global Economy

The first annual Burt Symposium was held Tuesday and Wednesday May 6 and 7 at St. Lawrence University, on the topic "Going Local: Capitalizing on our Resources in St. Lawrence County." The Burt Symposium brings together stakeholders in the North Country to explore ways to enhance the region's economic, environmental and educational vitality.  Go to full article

An Introduction to the North Country and Its Challenges

Karen St. Hilaire, executive director of the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, while introducing Michael Shuman, the keynote speaker of the Burt Symposium, delivered this eloquent distillation of the character of the North Country and an appreciation of the challenges it faces in developing a sustainable economy.  Go to full article

Burt Symposium Keynote Address: Going Local, Michael Shuman

Michael Shuman, author of Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age, gave this keynote address to the Burt Symposium on Education, Environment,...  Go to full article

Panel Discussion: Going Local in a Global Economy

A highlight of the Burt Symposium was a panel discussion led by celebrated public radio talk host Christopher Lydon. Other panelists included keynote speaker Michael Shuman,...  Go to full article
Christopher Lydon

Going Local in a Global Economy: a Call-in Special with Chris Lydon (Hour 1)

Renowned public radio talk host Christopher Lydon was joined in the NCPR studio by guests including Michael Shuman, author of Going Local, Karen St. Hilaire, executive...  Go to full article

Going Local in a Global Economy: a Call-in Special with Chris Lydon (Hour 2)

Renowned public radio talk host Christopher Lydon was joined in the NCPR studio by guests including Michael Shuman, author of Going Local, Karen St. Hilaire, executive...  Go to full article
Brainstorming local answers for the economy

"Going Local": Promise & Challenge

Last week about a hundred community leaders from St. Lawrence County came together to chart a new future for economic growth. Their mission was to identify opportunities for...  Go to full article


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