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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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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 [...]

11 Platform Cooperatives Creating a Real Sharing Economy

11 Platform Cooperatives Creating a Real Sharing Economy

11 platform cooperatives creating a real sharing economy As “death star platforms” such as Airbnb and Uber continue their pursuit of global domination, an alternative is rising in its wake. Read more » > HOUSING Eugene tiny house villages model innovative solutions to homelessnessA nonprofit, self-managed community of [...]

Olympics Help Showcase Eco-Tourism Offered By Sustainability Pioneer Thais Corral

Olympics Help Showcase Eco-Tourism Offered By Sustainability Pioneer Thais Corral Thais Corral, named Woman of the Year in 2013 by the UN and Brazil’s Presidency, is moving Brazil towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by bringing ethical eco-tourism to Brazil’s forests.  Flourishing forest support good health and [...]

Party Time! Join us for free food and our marketplace release

Party Time! Join us for free food and our marketplace release

Thursday, May 26th 5:30pmat rev: Ithaca Startups Works 314 E State Street, Ithaca, NY RSVP & updates Ithacash Marketplace Get excited for a major upgrade in May! Join us on May 26th for the release of a much anticipated mobile app + website for buying and selling locally. Program: 5:30 to 6 - Drinks and Networking 6 to [...]

What can a public bank really do?

What can a public bank really do?

What can a public bank really do? Take a look at what the public Bank of North Dakota really did - in one year !! Bank of North Dakota 2015 Annual Report In its 2015 Annual Report, Bank of North Dakota (BND) reported its 12th consecutive year of record profits, with $130.7 million in net earnings. Total assets increased from $7.2 [...]

The viewpoints of Navi Radjou and Jeremy Rifkin at the 2016 International Summit of Cooperatives

The viewpoints of Navi Radjou and Jeremy Rifkin at the 2016 International Summit of Cooperatives

How to create value at lower cost through innovation? The viewpoints of Navi Radjou and Jeremy Rifkin at the 2016 International Summit of Cooperatives Quebec, May 11, 2016 – For the third edition of the International Summit of Cooperatives, which will be held in Quebec (Canada) from October 11 to 13, 2016, the eminent innovation and leadership [...]

Coastal Risk Consulting – Media Articles

Rising Sea Levels Won’t Doom U.S. Coastal Cities By Matthew E. Kahn In the summer of 2013, Rolling Stone published a long article titled “Goodbye, Miami,” which claimed that climate change will submerge much of the titular city. “By century’s end,” the article warned, “rising sea levels will turn the nation’s urban fantasyland [...]

Bank of North Dakota Soars Despite Oil Bust: A Blueprint for California?

Bank of North Dakota Soars Despite Oil Bust: A Blueprint for California? Posted on May 2, 2016 by Ellen Brown Despite North Dakota’s collapsing oil market, its state-owned bank continues to report record profits. This article looks at what California, with fifty times North Dakota’s population, could do following that state’s [...]

Capital Impact Partners Announce Winners of Second Annual Co-op Innovation Award

Capital Impact Partners  announced today that it has awarded grants totaling $45,000 to the Democracy at Work Institute and Project Equity, co-winners of its second annual CIP Co-op Innovation Award. The award is given to recognize those organizations that demonstrate leadership in bringing the cooperative model to scale and in creating social [...]

Future Direction for Sustainable Sourcing?

Future Direction for Sustainable Sourcing?

Future Direction for Sustainable Sourcing? London – Sustainable sourcing has become fashionable in the food industry, with a growing number of companies making such commitments. However, the increasing number of sustainability schemes raises questions about long-term developments. Coffee, the most traded agricultural commodity, has the [...]

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