ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A recent transplant to Oakland, CA, Chris is passionate about exploring life-sustaining alternatives to the neo-liberal market paradigm. As Director of Organizational Resilience at the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC)
A recent transplant to Oakland, CA, Chris is passionate about exploring life-sustaining alternatives to the neo-liberal market paradigm. As Director of Organizational Resilience at the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) and contributor to SELC’s Community Currencies Program, he is helping to weave together a network of new economy practitioners by supporting the growth of timebanks, complementary currencies, barter systems and local gift economies. In both breaking down the legal barriers to new economic relationships and helping to bring forth a polyculture of exchange systems, Chris believes more resilient and just communities can flourish. He enjoys working at the nexus of social justice, ecological regeneration, and economic collaboration and contributes to such Bay Area groups as People's Grocery, Bay Bucks, and Occupy the Farm. Chris recently completed an MA in Economics for Transition at Schumacher College, an international whole-person learning community near Totnes, UK. While in the UK, he was active in Occupy London’s Energy, Equity and Environment working group, helped guide a community exploration of exchange alternatives in Totnes, and spent time exploring the forests and farmlands of SW England. His dissertation focused on alternatives to market-based ‘development’ and climate change adaptation in the Global South. He can usually be found on his bike, in his garden, in the hills, or fermenting tiny lifeforms in his kitchen.
Things I share: Bread, housing, vegetables, time, hugs, working space, my car, meals, sourdough starter, books, camping gear, accumulated wisdom, the atmosphere