Matthew Stein ~ Featured Speaker


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We are pleased to announce
a major featured speaker 
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Matthew Stein                



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Author of

When Technology Fails:
A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability and Surviving the Long Emergency


Mat Stein is an environmentalist, bestselling author, MIT trained engineer, and green builder. He is dedicated to helping people wake up and unite to shift our collective course from collapse to global renaissance. An active mountain climber, Stein also serves as a guide and instructor for blind skiers.

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Please note that Matthew will already
be on the East Coast, participating in the

Mother Earth News Fair in Pennsylvania this
same weekend.















Speaking on Sunday, September 25

2:00 PM

Making Shift Happen: Transforming Collapse into Global Renaissance
When you extend any one of six major current trends to their natural conclusions, each of these trends becomes a civilization buster. First Stein shows us why “business as usual” is rapidly driving us towards the cliff of systemic collapse, then he inspires us with a vision of what we can and must do if we are to proactively unite to change the way we do business, thereby creating a world dedicated to the path of sustainability and rejuvenation.
Making Shift Happen
will not be easy, but it is far better than the alternative. 
(Stein is currently working on a new book with this title)

3:30 PM
Book Signing Extravaganza (with Bryan Welch and possibly others)
NOTE: Books will be available for sale on site!

4:00 PM
Party Like its 1929!
Could you get by, like your grandparents did back in 1929 when their jobs and savings evaporated? In the days of our grandparent’s, someone in each town knew how to grow, fabricate, or manufacture everything that was necessary to lead a reasonably comfortable life. Not so anymore! In a practical and entertaining manner, Stein presents a variety of skills, materials and preparations we should all have on hand to help us weather the storms of these changing times. It can bring great peace of mind to know that one has planned and prepared for a variety of scenarios.


Support for our Featured Speakers has been provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s  Environmental Education Initiative For Active Learning, Research, and Advocacy Grant, administered by  St. Lawrence University, and the
Northern New York Community Foundation.


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