Gwendolyn Hallsmith

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Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Montpelier, Founder and former Executive Director of Global Community Initiatives , former Deputy Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, former Community Action Director for the Institute for Sustainable Communities. Co-Founder of Vermonters for a New Economy, a grassroots campaign fo change Vermont's economy. Founder and Developer of the Headwaters Garden and Learning Center, an ecovillage in Cabot, Vermont. Co-founder of the Onion River Exchange, a regional Time Bank and REACH, a Care Bank.


Author of The Key to Sustainable Cities: Meeting Human Needs, Transforming Community Systems, (with Bernard Lietaer) Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies, Community Currency, EarthCAT: Taking Action for Sustainability, and LASER: Local Action for Sustainable Economic Renewal.

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