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‘Community Development Solutions’

News on local, regional efforts by communities, NGOs, local businesses, banks, governments, to become more self-reliant and less dependent on global financial casinos, big banks and Wall Street. Covers local currencies, farmers markets, co-housing, Transition Towns movements, new bioregional urban re-developments and small communities.

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Greening Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Greening Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Blog Entry by Justmeans in Finance and SRI Friday, November 18, 2016 - 10:00am Guest blog by Hazel Henderson Surprising most pundits, Trump seems to be a Keynesian.  The growing consensus in the US and most countries sees a better chance to shift to fiscal policies, stimulating their economies with needed infrastructure [...]

TD Bank Moves Capital to Low Carbon-Future

TD Bank Moves Capital to Low Carbon-Future – Conference & Exposition - Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, FL. Supports Companies Vs. Climate Change Conference Jersey City, NJ, July XX, 2016/3BL Media/-- TD Bank research shows that market forces are shaping the transition to a low-carbon economy. The bank identified climate [...]

Public Banking Institute News – Oct. 20, 2016

Public Banking Institute News – Oct. 20, 2016

Public Banking Institute News: Oct. 20, 2016   California AG Opens Criminal Investigation into Wells Fargo Documents released Wednesday show California's attorney general is conducting a criminal investigation into whether employees at San Francisco-based Wells Fargo bank stole customers' identities in the sales practices scandal [...]

“Prop. 51 Versus a State-Owned Bank: How California Can Save $10 Billion on a $9 Billion Loan”

Prop. 51 Versus a State-Owned Bank: How California Can Save $10 Billion on a $9 Billion Loan Posted on October 18, 2016 by Ellen Brown School districts are notoriously short of funding – so short that some California districts have succumbed to Capital Appreciation Bonds that will cost taxpayers as much is 10 to 15 times principal by the [...]

Newscast and photos of October

Newscast and photos of October

A Big Thank You to All Those Who Attended in Person or Followed Us on Social Media!With 2,950 attendees from 116 countries, 235 speakers, 6 round tables, 9 forums, 7 sectoral meetings, 5 workshops, 14 newly presented studies, 50 Rendez-vous, 45,000 web pages viewed, and a social media reach of 3 016 763, the 2016 International Summit of [...]

ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States: FL SOLAR COOPS !

ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States: FL SOLAR COOPS !

"Ethical Markets urges VOTE NO on Amendment 1. Thanks.  ~Hazel Henderson, Editor" Last week, we published a raft of new material. First, we show that residential and commercial demand response programs can make a big dent in power system needs. With real-time pricing and some automation of common household appliances, residential [...]

UCLG Bulletin – Vol. 231 No. 5 – 2016 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders – Issue #2

UCLG Bulletin – Vol. 231 No. 5 – 2016 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders – Issue #2

    UCLG Bulletin Volume 231 Number 5 | Thursday, 13 October 2016 2016 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders Highlights Wednesday, 12 October 2016 | Bogotá, Colombia Language: EN (HTML/PDF) FR (HTML/PDF) SP (HTML/PDF) Visit our IISD/ENB+ Meeting Coverage from Bogotá, Colombia [...]

Tory Burch: It is ‘essential’ to vote

The fashion designer is encouraging her employees to take time off to vote on Election Day. She tells CNN's Poppy Harlow she hopes other CEOs will do the same because "if you care about our future, whoever you are voting for, it is essential to have a say in the outcome." Watch video

How freelancers are reinventing work through new collective enterprises

How freelancers are reinventing work through new collective enterprises

How freelancers are reinventing work through new collective enterprises As the gig economy proliferates, growing numbers are breaking away and creating their own work communities, based on a mix of autonomy and interdependence. Combating precarious economics and social isolation, freelancers are using new open-source technology and [...]

Announcing the 2016 Fuller Challenge Winner

Announcing the 2016 Fuller Challenge Winner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2016 FULLER CHALLENGE WINNER ANNOUNCED October 6, 2016, New York City - The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Fuller Challenge: the Rainforest Solutions Project (RSP), a collaborative effort between three environmental organizations, which played a critical role in [...]

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