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MLA Speaker Series: Exploring the Genuine Progress Index (GPI)

The most common measure of economic progress is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). But increased GDP can mean money spent cleaning up environmental damage or building more prisons. And GDP doesn’t count some of our greatest sources of wealth. The Genuine Progress Index (GPI) is a more reliable measurement of whether the production of goods and services has contributed to well-being and sustainability. Join two engaging speakers to learn more about measuring genuine progress.

Melanie Conn is a long-time co-op and CED activist and consultant with a passionate commitment to developing and implementing realistic, comprehensive and inclusive approaches to policy and practice.

Kim Hardy is a Community Economic Development Practitioner with extensive experience in rural and sustainability planning in BC and the Yukon. Kim is an advocate for community-based approaches to local economic development and takes a participatory and appreciative approach to facilitating planning and projects.

What: Presentation, “Exploring the Genuine Progress Index”
When: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Java’s Cafe, Smithers