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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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SHAREABLE: The Top 10 Tips for Running a Coworking Space at Home

SHAREABLE: The Top 10 Tips for Running a Coworking Space at Home

The Top 10 Tips for Running a Coworking Space at Home Curious about the best way to open up your living room for coworking community style? Read more » > LIFESTYLE This Preschool Inside a Retirement Home is Transforming Lives The results of this innovative project, dubbed the Intergenerational Learning Center, are [...]

Go Big or Go Home! Defining Beneficial Scale

Ethical Markets is proud  of our colleague Benjamin Bingham and happy to  post his thoughtful article .  Hazel Henderson, Editor At Sustainatopia 2015 in Los Angeles, an underlying question was how are we going to scale good stuff? In the past, the word "scale" did not automatically bring growth to mind. Mostly a noun referring to an [...]

Atmospherics from the FLOW P2P Workshop in Cape Town on 11 June 2015

On Thursday 11 June, Flow Africa hosted a conversation with Michel Bauwens in Cape Town, founder of the P2P Foundation and a leading theorist, writer, researcher and activist around the Commons, Peer Production, Copyfair, Cooperative economics, Distributed manufacture, and the Sharing and Collaborative Economy. The FLOW team first shared the work [...]

Atmospherics from the FLOW P2P Workshop in Cape Town on 11 June 2015

On Thursday 11 June, Flow Africa hosted a conversation with Michel Bauwens in Cape Town, founder of the P2P Foundation and a leading theorist, writer, researcher and activist around the Commons, Peer Production, Copyfair, Cooperative economics, Distributed manufacture, and the Sharing and Collaborative Economy. The FLOW team first shared the work [...]

The Field Guide Announces “A Year in the Life of a Regenerative Bank”

The Field Guide Announces “A Year in the Life of a Regenerative Bank”

Ethical Markets is happy to see this focus on Ken La Roe’s FIRST GREEN BANK , our neighbor here in Florida . Also see our TV show with Ken La Roe at www.ethicalmarkets.tv and in worldwide distribution to colleges and libraries at www.films.com . We congratulate our colleagues at Capital Institute on this new initiative . Hazel Henderson , [...]

Library of Things, Bologna’s Bold Experiment & Collaboration

Library of Things, Bologna’s Bold Experiment & Collaboration

Bologna Celebrates One Year of a Bold Experiment in Urban Commoning Unique city policy has turned “no you can’t” into “yes we can together.” Read more » > COMMUNITY A Library of Things Puts Frome On the Map as a Sharing Town This innovative project provides a physical hub for people to share items, ideas [...]

Cornerstone Flagship Report: “Dissecting the ‘Sharing Economy’: Business model opportunities and risks”

To Cornerstone Clients and Colleagues, The sharing economy was founded on an ethos of collaboration for mutual benefit. However, as the basic concept has taken hold, entrepreneurs have shifted the emphasis from “open-source” collaborations to commercial enterprises. Between Uber’s $50 billion valuation, Etsy’s IPO and the large venture [...]

New issue of The Bridge focuses on lending

New issue of The Bridge focuses on lending

  New issue of The Bridge focuses on lending   The Bridge profiles and celebrates the Federation and member credit unions' experiences and successes in helping low-income people and communities achieve financial independence.  This issue focuses on lending. As lenders to low-income consumers our [...]

Living Like It’s 2050: A Transition Farm in North Carolina – See more at: http://www.nextworldtv.com/videos/transition/living-like-its-2050-a-transition-farm-in-north-carolina-.html#sthash.WRmNA09F.dpuf

What is the Transition Town Movement? It is a worldwide movement, working off a template created in Totnes, UK. They are comprised of vibrant, grassroots initiatives that seek to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. Whatever your conclusions may be regarding Peak Oil and [...]

Local Governments Win Solar at 9 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour With Collaborative Procurement

"I cannot tell you how exciting it is to be at another landfill," said Administrator Gina McCarthy of the U.S. EPA while at this week's announcement of the nation's largest "multi-agency collaborative procurement for solar power." That procession of bureaucratic terms is actually a lot more exciting (and difficult to accomplish) than it [...]

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