“Why What We Measure Matters: Gross Domestic Product (GDP) vs Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) and Reversing Ecological Overshoot”

Ken Pentel

Ken has been a grassroots organizer and candidate for public office in Minnesota for 36 years.

In 1986 Ken started working with Greenpeace, and then in 1996 he transitioned to become an all-purpose organizer with the Green Party of Minnesota, as well as being the Green Party of Minnesota endorsed candidate for Governor in 1998, 2002 and 2006.

In 2008 Ken left the Green Party to invent the nonpartisan Ecology Democracy Network.

After bicycling over 6,000 miles in Minnesota doing outreach and education, the mandates of the Network took shape.

In May of 2010 along with Erin Wallace (Now Erin Smith) as his Lieutenant Governor, Ken was endorsed to run for Governor of Minnesota on the Ecology Democracy Party ticket.

As of January 2023 Ken continues to develop the projects of the Ecology Democracy Network.

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