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Entrepreneur Peter Barnes to Discuss “Gaianomics”

October 21, 2010

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Peter Barnes, an entrepreneur and writer who has led several successful companies, will discuss his upcoming book tentatively titled Gaianomics: A New Operating System for Capitalism at 4:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 27, in the Yates Common Room at Vermont Law School. A reception will follow the presentation.

The Gaia hypothesis proposes that the Earth's biological and physical components function as a single global ecosystem where all things are interrelated.

Barnes' previous books include Who Owns the Sky?, "Capitalism 3.0: A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons and Climate Solutions: A Citizen's Guide. In 1976, he co-founded a worker-owned solar energy company in San Francisco, and in 1983 he co-founded Working Assets Money Fund. In 1995, he was named Socially Responsible Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California.

Introducing Barnes will be VLS Professor Gus Speth, who has called for the creation of a new U.S. economy, political system and environmental movement to influence the course of growth, to improve quality of life and to restore the air, land and water.

CONTACT: John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations
 802-831-1106 , jcramer@vermontlaw.edu

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