Proposal for a US (?) Degrowth gathering 2018

Hey everyone. Please see message below, especially if you’re in North America. Apologies to those of you who will get this email multiple times.
from Sam Bliss
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Hi degrowth fans,

The United States arguably has the most degrowing to do of any nation on earth. Last year, one of us asked, What will spark a degrowth movement in the USA? We can start by gathering the movement that already exists. Surely we are more than we think!

We want to organize an event somewhere on the Atlantic coast this summer to bring together degrowth activists and academics in the U.S. and Canada. To our knowledge, we’ve never intentionally gotten together before. This regional gathering will complement the 3 international degrowth conferences this year in Sweden, Mexico, and Belgium. We envision something like two leisurely days with some combination of facilitated discussions, shared meals, outdoor activities, provocative lectures, maybe some art, disobedience, or a film screening. We need your help to plan this thing collaboratively.

If you are interested in such an event, please take this survey by March 1 to weigh in on possible activities, locations, dates, and so on. Forward this email to your degrowth friends — please don’t spam it to your whole listserv unless it happens to be a degrowth-focused listserv, in which case we want to know about it. (:

Also, if you want to form part of our small planning committee, email Luísa at


Luísa, Luiza, and Sam

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