Peacebuilding in Vermont (PPI 2011 Panel)

Peacebuilding in Vermont: Practical Experiences in Sustainability, Community, and Social Responsibility

On July 21, during the 2011 Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive (PPI), the National Peace Academy hosted a very special panel discussion and dialogue on “Peacebuilding in Vermont: Practical Experiences in Sustainability, Community, and Social Responsibility.” The National Peace Academy is pleased to make available the videos of this special event so that others might be motivated by the peacebuilding efforts taking place at all levels in Vermont.

Held at Champlain College in Burlington, VT, the panel featured peacebuilders from business, government, and civil society who have been conducting peacebuilding work from the local to the global. The panel featured Andy Barker, Social Mission Specialist, Ben & Jerry’s; Gwen Hallsmith, Director, Department of Planning and Community Development for the City of Montpelier, VT; Megan Camp, Program Director and Vice President, Shelburne Farms; Nina Meyerhof, President and Founder, Children of the Earth; and Owen Milne, Development Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility. Panelists shared real world, practical experiences in peacebuilding to motivate and empower others to work for peace, sustainability and change.

Six short videos comprise this series. (Please be patient as these videos load–they may take a little while)

Introduction to the Panel

Featuring Dot Maver, President of the National Peace Academy; Andy Barker, Social Mission Specialist at Ben & Jerry’s; and Cecilia St. King, Peace Troubadour.

Gwen Hallsmith, Director, Department of Planning and Community Development for the City of Montpelier, Vermont.
“Community Sustainability”

Megan Camp, Program Director and Vice President, Shelburne Farms
“The Sustainability Academy”

Nina Meyerhof, President and Founder, Children of the Earth

Owen Milne, Development Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Andy Barker, Social Mission Specialist, Ben & Jerry’s
“Ben & Jerry’s Thoughts on Peace-building”

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