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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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What a $100 Investment Can Do for Struggling Homeowners

What a $100 Investment Can Do for Struggling Homeowners Not too long ago, in a predominantly black neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, where median household income is around $35,000, a homeowner was in trouble. She found herself with a mortgage for $142,200 at 7.99 percent interest, resulting in a payment of $1,042 monthly. Along came [...]

Alternatives, Cooperatives, and Stuff to Watch Out For: Public Banking Institute News

Alternatives, Cooperatives, and Stuff to Watch Out For: Public Banking Institute News

Public Banking Institute News: June 7, 2016   THANKS TO YOU We reached our fundraising goal! Thank you so much for your generous support.  You made it possible for PBI to reach, and exceed, our April/ May fundraising goal of $10,000! Thanks to your generosity, and the generosity of our matching donor, we raised over [...]

Early summer update from the WFC!

Early summer update from the WFC!

Dear friends,  With summer in our step, we look back on an exciting and eventful month. From witnessing environmental education in action and working to create a world without nuclear weapons to educating policy-makers on effective responses to domestic violence and making the case for ‘community energy’ – this edition of our [...]

The Little Bank that Could: PBI Podcasts and Projects in June!

The Little Bank that Could: PBI Podcasts and Projects in June!

Public Banking Institute News: June 1, 2016   New on "It's Our Money" -- The Little Bank that Could, and Does Here's a brand new episode of America's only public banking podcast. Ellen talks with Dr. Rozanne Enerson Junker, who got her doctorate studying how this upstart institution took on the big banks and turned a challenged economy [...]

Sustainable Ingredients Emerging from Food Waste

London – Sustainability and technological advances are leading to novel ingredients to emerge from food waste. As will be shown at the upcoming Sustainable Foods Summits, these novel ingredients are finding new applications in foods, nutraceuticals and personal care products. According to the FAO (United Nations), about a third of food produced [...]

Mark Your Calendars for Global Sharing Week!

  We’re thrilled to announce that we’re partnering with The People Who Share to organize Global Sharing Week. The celebration, which runs from June 5-11, will connect communities across the globe to share resources, create collaborative projects, and bolster commons-based initiatives. That includes hosting food swaps,civic hackathons, and [...]

What Developments in Food Traceability?

What Developments in Food Traceability?

Food traceability has come to the fore, with a growing number of food companies adopting sustainability and traceability schemes. What such schemes are most popular in Latin America? What is the outlook for GM-free labels? What analytical tools are being used for food traceability and authenticity? What developments are happening in food [...]

Press Release: Sustainable Ingredients Emerging from Food Waste

Press Release: Sustainable Ingredients Emerging from Food Waste

  Sustainable Ingredients Emerging from Food Waste London – Sustainability and technological advances are leading to novel ingredients to emerge from food waste. As will be shown at the upcoming Sustainable Foods Summits, these novel ingredients are finding new applications in foods, nutraceuticals and personal care products. According [...]

Launch Event for Media Literacy Week Announced

Launch Event for Media Literacy Week Announced

                           Media Contact:  David Ryan Polgar 607-267-9505 [email protected] Digital Citizenship Summit Launch Event for U.S. Media Literacy Week to Take Place at Twitter Headquarters Diverse range of speakers and participants to address safe, savvy, and ethical use of social media to be hosted at Twitter [...]

HOW CAN SOLAR POWER IMPROVE OUR FUTURE?

HOW CAN SOLAR POWER IMPROVE OUR FUTURE?

HOW CAN SOLAR POWER IMPROVE OUR FUTURE? Solar energy has kept our species alive for thousands of years: warmth, light, and crops. However, harnessing this energy to generate electricity is, relatively, a very recent development. As the Royal Society of Chemistry says, “The amount of energy reaching the Earth’s surface every hour would meet [...]

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