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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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Announcing the 2016 Fuller Challenge Finalists

Announcing the 2016 Fuller Challenge Finalists

ANNOUNCING THE 2016 FULLER CHALLENGE FINALISTS August 23, 2016, New York City - The Buckminster Fuller Institute is pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2016 Fuller Challenge. These six Finalists have reached the final deliberation phase and are under consideration for selection to win the grand prize and an award of $100,000. Now in [...]

Skytop Strategies- Water & Long-Term Value 2

Skytop Strategies- Water & Long-Term Value 2

  Ethical Markets partners with Skytop Strategies on their upcoming symposium Water & Long-Term Value 2 taking place October 5-6 at Levi Strauss & Co. in San Francisco, California.  Engage with institutional shareholders, asset managers, banks and capital markets analysts on how corporate water policy and practice affects [...]

Localism Works: Rescuing America from Corporate Concentration

Localism Works: Rescuing America from Corporate Concentration

— IN THIS ISSUE — We discuss how big-box retailers are crushing the middle class and making our communities less livable. We uncover the secrets behind successful public-private partnerships to expand internet access. Plus, we look at how composting can help Flint recover from its water crisis, and we offer a fond salut to this summer’s [...]

Sustainable Foods Summit Europe and Latin America: Major Outcomes

We have just published a news release about the outcomes of the recent editions of the Sustainable Foods Summit, hosted in São Paulo (29-30 June) and Amsterdam (9-10 June). A major outcome is that there are no simple solutions for the sustainability challenges facing the food industry. Discussions covered future role of eco-labels and [...]

Announcing the 2016 Fuller Challenge Semifinalists!

Announcing the 2016 Fuller Challenge Semifinalists!

2016 FULLER CHALLENGE SEMIFINALISTS ANNOUNCED! July 12th, 2016, New York City - The Buckminster Fuller Institute is pleased to announce the Semifinalists for the 2016 Fuller Challenge. Now in its 9th annual cycle, The Fuller Challenge remains the only award specifically working to identify and catalyze individuals and teams employing a whole [...]

Austin’s New Ridesharing Alternatives, Forming a Worker Co-op & Free Farm Stand

Austin’s New Ridesharing Alternatives, Forming a Worker Co-op & Free Farm Stand

New ridesharing alternatives thrive after Uber leaves Austin Austin is a case study in how cities can encourage enterprises to be democratically-owned, ensuring that public interest comes before shareholders' interests. The commons as a living process: David Bollier on transforming our system "More than a political [...]

Brazil Important Player in Sustainable Foods

Brazil Important Player in Sustainable Foods

 Brazil Important Player in Sustainable Foods Sustainable ingredients, food traceability and tackling waste were focal themes of the 2nd Latin American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit. Hosted in São Paulo on 29-30th June, the summit brought together leading organizations involved in sustainability and eco-labeling in the food industry. [...]

Do you have one minute for solar?

Do you have one minute for solar?

ONE MINUTE 4 SOLAR?  We're on the verge of a huge solar victory, but we can't win without your support. Whether you have one minute or one hour, we have a list of important actions you can take to spread the word about Amendment 4: Have just one minute to spare? Sign up to vote-by-mail.  Like and share our posts on Facebook [...]

Win Your 2016 Pass to the Summit

Win Your 2016 Pass to the Summit

Leer en español. Make a #CoopsFor2030 pledge and become a finalist! Today, the International Co-operative Alliance is launching #CoopsFor2030, an online platform where cooperatives can make pledges to show the world how they help achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations. Show your power to act for a [...]

Three big breakthroughs from central banks

Three big breakthroughs from central banks

“We at Ethical Markets are encouraged by this news,  and saddened to see the confusion of Britain’s voters, forced by an impoverished, binary political debate to  choose between “IN”  or “OUT “ of the EU, manipulated by power-seeking politicians.  The Conservatives demonized big government, regulation and bureaucrats by [...]

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