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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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WEBINAR JUST ADDED: What Fairtrade certification means for producers and consumers

WEBINAR JUST ADDED: What Fairtrade certification means for producers and consumers

    JUST ADDED! Webinar: What Fairtrade certification means for producers and consumers Thursday, August 27, 2015 2 – 3 pm EDT Join NCBA CLUSA and representatives from Fairtrade America, Equal Exchange and FECCEG Coffee [...]

T-MINUS 24 HOURS TO LAUNCH – A SPECIAL INVITATION

T-MINUS 24 HOURS TO LAUNCH – A SPECIAL INVITATION

Tomorrow!  3pm @ Rev 1.1 We're unveiling the all new 5 Ithaca Dollar bill and hope you'll join us! It's not every day that a new currency is born into the world. Please come join us, Mayor Myrick, and some other very special guests for the long-awaited launch of Ithaca's new local currency: Ithacash. Maybe you've been wondering WHO is on the [...]

[CDB-L] Eunice Rogers, CEO of NRS Community Development FCU, is Honored

Eunice Rogers, ceo of NRS Community Development FCU, is Honored The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Annie Vamper Helping Hands Award, the highest honor given by the Federation to community development credit union staff and volunteers. This year's recipient of the [...]

The Democracy Collaborative Releases New Report “Educate and Empower”

The Democracy Collaborative Releases New Report “Educate and Empower”

Dear Colleague, Welcome to our August 2015 www.Community-Wealth.org newsletter: We are pleased to announce the release of our latest report Educate and Empower: Tools for Building Community Wealth. Written by Senior Associate for Policy and Strategy Keane Bhatt and Director of Special Projects Steve Dubb, the report documents how [...]

Coops Inject Democracy into Market Relations

Coops Inject Democracy into Market Relations

Coops Inject Democracy into Market Relations Interview with Best-Selling Author Raj Patel “If the idea of a cooperative movement is to mean anything, then surely it is to make the world better than it was before,” says Raj Patel, best-selling author and speaker at Towards 2020, the International Co-operative Alliance's global [...]

Grandparents Climate Action Day

Washington, DC-- Climate change is a reality that is upon us today, and accelerating; the time to act is now. Elders Climate Action (ECA) believes that by enacting strong legislation we can restore our climate for a livable future. On September 9 & 10, 2015 members of the largest voting bloc in the United States, the elder population, will [...]

Toward Regenerative Society: Plan for Rapid Transition – See more at: http://commonstransition.org/toward-regenerative-society-plan-for-rapid-transition#sthash.6uVSauQE.dpuf

The Commons Transition/P2P Foundation team was pleasantly surprised while reading the Center for Planetary Culture‘s Plan for Rapid Transition, authored by Daniel Pinchbeck. It is a thorough and inspiring overview for transitioning to a more sensible cognitive framework that holds many similarities to our own Commons Transition Plan, including [...]

P2P Foundation – 100 Women who are co-creating the P2P Society: Stephanie Rearick of the Mutual Aid Network

P2P Foundation – 100 Women who are co-creating the P2P Society: Stephanie Rearick of the Mutual Aid Network

Click here to read this mailing online.   "P2P Foundation" - 3 new articles 100 Women who are co-creating the P2P Society: Stephanie Rearick of the Mutual Aid Network Cooperatives are breaking into the domain of the sharing economy Pope Francis on the need for structural social change More Recent [...]

Mondragon, American Commons Game & “The Peoples Site”

Mondragon, American Commons Game & “The Peoples Site”

New Social Media Platform Dubbed “The People’s Site” by Anonymous Minds.com has earned the attention of privacy advocates, activists, and frustrated Facebook users. Read more » > SHARING CITIES Interviewed: Ezio Manzini on Design When Everybody Designs Society as a whole can be seen as a huge laboratory in [...]

Review of the 5th Global Infrastructure Basel Summit

Review of the 5th Global Infrastructure Basel Summit

  Review of the 5th GIB Summit Presentations, Pictures and Session Reports are Available Now! Following the very successful 5th GIB Sustainable Infrastructure Summit, we are glad to share with you the official Summit Report, which gives a [...]

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