Building a Sustainable Economy
Building a Sustainable Economy (BASE) is a collaboration between Sustainable Bainbridge, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and the Bainbridge Public Library, producing a series of lectures and presentations on sustainability. The speakers are visiting business leaders and executives in the CAIR (Change Agents in Residence) program and distinguished faculty at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute.
The next BASE event - "Local 'Loving' Economies" - features Judy Wicks, co-founder of BALLE and founder of White Dog Cafe in Philadelphia.
Friday, February 14, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Avenue N
Explore how communities far and wide are creating local living - and "loving" - economies that value people and place as much as commerce and that make communities not just interesting and diverse and prosperous, but also resilient.
Judy is the author of Good Morning, Beautiful Business (2013), and an international leader in the local-living-economies movement. She is the founder and former owner of the White Dog Café, acclaimed for its socially and environmentally responsible business practices. She is also founder of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and Fair Food. In her retail career, Judy was founder and owner of Black Cat, which featured locally-made and fair-trade gifts for twenty years. Her work has earned numerous awards, including the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award, the International Association of Culinary Professionals Humanitarian Award and the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Lifetime Achievement Award.