Green Festival Speakers

Judy Wicks



Judy Wicks is founder/owner of Philadelphias 24yearold White Dog Cafe and a national leader in the Local Living Economies movement. She is cofounder/cochair of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), comprised of 50 local business networks in the US and Canada. She also founded the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and White Dog Community Enterprises, a nonprofit dedicated to building a local living economy in the Philadelphia region. Both an entreprenuer and activist, Judy tells her story of moving beyond responsible business practices within her company to working cooperatively with other entreprenurs and citizens to build whole economies based on love of nature and community a movement that has taken on greater urgency with the dual challenges of climate change and peak oil. Www.livingeconomies.org, www.whitedog.com