The debates about the economic growth and environmental sustainability are siloed and polarized, which is limiting the scope of needed change in policy thinking. To transform these existing debates, Rethinking Prosperity is organizing a variety of events to bring together scholars, students, and community leaders.  Our goal is to change the conversation about how an economy can work well for more people, within planetary boundaries over the long run and to expand the scope of policy thinking at the local and national level. 

Upcoming and Recent Events:


  • Economy, Environment, Democracy - Broken?
    Supplementary Reading – American Global Challenge Lecture Series
    The following are supplementary reading materials for Lance Bennett’s lecture series the American Global Challenge: Aligning Economy, Democracy & Environment in the 21st Century. For more information on the lecture series, click here.   January 17: System Breakdown: Economy and Democracy...
  • People talking
    Next Systems Meet-Up
    Location: Big Time Brewery,  4133 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105 Time: 5:30 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 RSVP:  RVSP Facebook or if you don’t use Facebook here. Food and drink specials for purchase Join us at the Rethinking Prosperity’s first “Next Systems Meet-up”! Building...
  • Worker Co-Ops: A Strategy for Building the Next System
    Worker Co-Ops: A Strategy for Building the Next System
    Worker Co-Ops: A Strategy for Building the Next System Wednesday, May 11, 2016  7:00pm-9:00pm Allen Auditorium,  University of Washington, Seattle RSVP Space is Limited, RSVP Required Join us for a screening of “WEconomics: Italy” and panel, to include: Alison Booth Gribas, Worker-Owner,...
  • Public Forum - Making Ends Meet
    Public Forum – Making Ends Meet
    How Should We Spread Prosperity & Opportunity to All While Conserving the Environment?  Join community members and University of Washington students in political science and communication in a unique dialogue about the strategies to achieve shared prosperity within ecological limits. Come ready...
  • New Economy Get-Together
    Retrospective: New Economy Week 2015 @ Rethinking Prosperity
    Rethinking Prosperity participated in this year’s New Economy Week by organizing two Seattle events: The New Economy Get-Together that brought together numerous local stakeholders and organizations, like Yes! Magazine, Got Green?, and Pinchot University; and the screening of “This Changes Everything,”...