Seattle issues RFP; Big banks set to hike city & state interest rates

Public Banking Institute News: February 27, 2018 City of Seattle releases RFP for Public Bank Feasibility Study Seattle has made their effort to create a Public Bank official by issuing a request for proposals for a Seattle Public Bank feasibility study. The city expects the final report to be submitted …

Co-Op News, Events and Features: By NCBS CLUSA

The Administration’s infrastructure plan could create opportunities for co-op sector engagement, especially in spurring rural development. [photo courtesy Bloomberg] Co-ops integral to Administration’s infrastructure plan, but RCDG funding must be preserved The nation’s cooperative businesses are poised to be an integral part of achieving a 10-year infrastructure plan released by …

Exciting Events Coming Up!

In This Issue ·         Conservation 2.0 and Regenerating Landscapes ·         Farmland Rental Open House  ·         Equinox Sensory Celebration ·         Family Garden Day ·         Wildcrafting and Herbalism Workshop Update  Get Involved Community Solutions News February 14, 2018 Conservation 2.0 and Regenerating Landscapes Join the Tecumseh Land Trust and Community Solutions for …

The MONDRAGON REPORT 2017

As of May 2016, Praxis Peace Institute completed its seventh seminar and tour of the Mondragón Cooperatives in the Basque region of Spain. These seminars have had a profound effect on the state of cooperatives in the United States and on the education about cooperatives. Before 2008, very few Americans, …

I heart Public Banks! and VIDEO: Step by steps from Divest LA on TYT

“Ethical Markets supports the growing movement for public banking and we are honored that the founder, lawyer Ellen Brown, of the Public Banking Institute, is on our Advisory Board and I wrote a Foreword to her current book: “The Public Bank Solution“ ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“   Public Banking Institute News: …

Registration is now open for the 2018 Annual Conference

  Registration for the 2018 Annual Conference is now open!   Join us this October for the largest gathering of credit unions with a mission of community development and financial inclusion in the country, with plenaries and sessions that focus on empowering unbanked and underbanked consumers.   2018 Annual Conference Wyndham …

10 reasons the $1 million crowdfunding cap should be $20 million

10 Reasons the $1 Million Crowdfunding Cap Should be $20 Million The following is a reprint of a story we wrote for VentureBeat. The original can be found here:  https://venturebeat.com/2017/12/10/10-reasons-the-1-million-crowdfunding-cap-should-be-raised-to-20-million/ Tell us Your Story as to Why You Support this Lessons Learned It’s been18 months since the final rule of the …

10th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit

EXCLUSIVE SITE VISIT:  Algenol Biotech Plant in Fort Myers Fort Myers, Florida, USA. Tuesday 17th October 2017 Algenol is an industrial biotechnology company that is commercializing patented algae technology for production of biofuels and other products. The Fort Myers facilities include a fully equipped genetic engineering laboratory, engineering R&D laboratories, algae …

Public Banking — Major Development in California

Introducing the Idea of a Public Bank License: the Public Banking Movement has a new “Ask” Commonomics USA News Alert 005, November 28, 2017 From addressing climate change mitigation, with a video and paper in Spanish, to explaining how a public bank can help with disaster recovery, Commonomics USA has …