Communities and Consequences II: Rebalancing New Hampshire’s Human Ecology is a sequel project to 2008’s award-winning Communities and Consequences: The Unbalancing of New Hampshire’s Human Ecology. This timely new film, book, web, and community outreach project explores the economic and social realities of workforce shortages in our state - the nation’s second oldest state in terms of median age.
Every citizen, business and organization has a stake in the economic health of the Granite State. Communities and Consequence II premieres Thursday, October 22nd @ 8pm.
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The population bulge known as the baby boom is reaching social security age and beyond. The impacts of the aging of such a large demographic cohort are seen nationwide. But New Hampshire and northern New England are suffering a far more severe demographic maelstrom. Here the rapidly rising number of seniors have been accompanied by shrinking numbers of younger adults and children—an unbalancing of the region’s human ecology.
The Communities and Consequences team traveled around the Granite State, finding compelling stories of how people in their local communities are making decisions that have consequences, some good, some not. The film shares stories of how people are working together to find innovative ways to create vibrant and welcoming places for people of all ages and backgrounds, and ensure a thriving future for their communities and the state.
Support for Communities & Consequences II provided by:
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, New England Studios, LLC, DTC Lawyers, PLLC, Envirovantage, Exeter Hospital, Heritage Service, New Hampshire REALTORS, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, Anagnost Companies, Hitchiner Manufacturing, Orbit Group, Northeast Delta Dental, Chinburg Properties