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The Arizona Living Economy Forum

  • YWCA of Southern Arizona 525 North Bonita Avenue Tucson, AZ, 85745 United States (map)

The Arizona Living Economy Forum

Sunday, September 17, 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
YWCA of Southern AZ, 525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745

It’s time to move Tucson’s local economy forward Local First AZ, Mrs. Green's World, the YWCA of Southern Arizona and the Local First Arizona Foundation are teaming up to do it. On Sunday, September 17th, 2016 community change-makers will come together for the second annual Arizona Living Economy Forum to showcase what’s working locally to drive prosperity in Arizona.  This annual event is hosted by Local First Arizona, Mrs. Green’s World and the YWCA of Southern Arizona and the Local First Arizona Foundation.

Keynote Speaker


Kimber Lanning is Founder and Executive Director of Local First Arizona, a statewide organization implementing innovative strategies for new models of economic development that create vibrant local economies. Lanning is an entrepreneur, business leader and community development specialist who works to cultivate strong self-reliant communities and inspire a higher quality of life for people across Arizona. Lanning’s passions, which are seen throughout her work, include fostering cultural diversity and inclusion, economic resilience and responsible growth for Arizona

The program includes the following tracks:

  • Food, Soil and Nature: Investing in soil, local food, and nature-based businesses and infrastructure to increase the circulation of local foods in our economy.
  • Shared Ownership and Community Capital: Cultivating democratic economic models: worker ownership, land trusts, public assets, the commons; diverging from Wall Street to invest communities and using philanthropy to mitigate risk for pioneers.
  • Sustainable Solutions: Provide the tools to implement sustainability strategies in our daily lives and understand the interconnectedness of green efforts for greater impact and a holistic sustainable economy.
  • Localism and Localist Policies: Promoting a culture of local, cooperative, and community owned businesses and organizations and advocating for policies that support these initiatives.
  • Opportunity and Innovation for Engagement: The University of Arizona is leading education, innovation, and intervention in the field of climate change and climate reality.

Are you part of the Local Solution?

For more information, speakers and to purchase your ticket visit our website.


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