Coming Up

NERT is collaborating with Building A Local Economy (BALE)  to bring NERT members, affiliates, and aligned groups together in Vermont for our annual in-person gathering.

“Localize It! What Resilience Looks Like“, will be held October 21-22, at the Vermont Law School, in South Royalton, VT.

Registration is now open ~ and there are several opportunities to participate at various levels. Please be in touch:

And spread the word to your networks via the Facebook Event Page

 PANEL Opportunity

One of the panels on Saturday morning is NERT-led:  “Intersectional and Local: What Communities Are Doing Now

Description: Local community organizations in New England are working at the intersections of sustainability, resilience, equity, and social justice. Challenges and opportunities readily present themselves, as systemic approaches to social change have not been the norm historically. In this panel, we share stories and lessons of response to the challenges, invite you to share yours, and we will have a facilitated group discussion about edges and next steps in this work.”

If you and/or your group would like to be one of the panelists, and/or if you would like to have your story and experiences shared and amplified, and/or you would like to recommend someone, please contact us at your earliest convenience.



We as NERT can have  four breakout sessions during the two days of the conference. The ROCkers framed two of them, and the other two are open for proposals from the NERT membership and community.

A. If you would like to host a break-out group, please submit a brief proposal to us, by September 7 at the latest.

B. The two break-out groups already specified are the following:

1) How can regional scale organizing support and amplify the  Localization movement?

2) How can the New England Resilience and Transition Network (NERT) best use its resources to support Localization?


There are also other panels being planned that need more panelists, as of last week:

AMoney and Why Scarcity Reigns (already confirmed: Gwen Hallsmith)

B. Class, Race and Ethnicity: Building Communities of Inclusion (already confirmed: Mark Hughes, Director of the Vermont-based organization Justice for All)

C. “Is This What Democracy Looks Like?”  This is the long view plenary with Frances Moor Lappe and Susan Clark, who is the co-author of the book, Slow Democracy. 

D. Looking for someone who can lead a dialogue on Degrowth; something we want to cover in the conference if possible


​If you would like to participate on any of these, or if you can recommend someone, please be in touch with us at your earliest convenience:


We are working on offering other ways to engage and share resources when we have the opportunity to meet in person in October. Stay tuned!