"I've been waiting for 57 years for this... I moved to a small town in TN, because it is small towns like this that will be able to decentralize and sustain themselves. This is the first time in my life that all the right people in all the right positions of influence are in the same room -- we don't know all the answers, but we're here, and we're going to figure them out together.
Andy Langford, Co-founder of Gaia University and Long-standing permaculture designer, sums up the potential power of this event:
"We're about to come to something. The people who have been doing sustainability projects for the last 40 years are now going to be able to go to the finance folks with their projects and all the sudden we see that we can make a very substantial difference very fast."