Come on, get happy! Grid's hosting a movie night!

Has the post-holiday, back-to-work grind given you the blues? Join us on Thursday night from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Trinity Memorial Church (22nd and Spruce) for a dose of cheer. We're sponsoring,  in conjunction with Sustainable 19103 and the Office of Sustainability, a screening (just an excerpt), followed by discussion, of The Economics of Happiness. The film features some of our big heroes -- Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, Michael Shuman -- discussing the benefits of localization and the perils of globalization. Light appetizers & beer provided, BYO wine. Cost is $5, and you can buy tickets here.

The Other Economy

Don't Panic, Philly--there's work to do!

by Kenneth D. Smith, Ph.D.

Many Philadelphians feel anxious about the unfolding economic crisis. So far we’ve witnessed eye-popping declines in our 401Ks, unprecedented layoffs from CitiBank to City Hall, and planned cuts in City services, including libraries, firehouses, recreation centers and public swimming pools. Given the tense environment, is there any way to respond?

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