‘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.
New Book Celebrates the Booming Little Free Library Movement How the first Little Free Library came to be, and how the movement has spread to include over 25,000 of them in 70 countries! Read more » > TECH Interviewed: Joel Dietz on Distributed Collaborative Organizations Building off the ‘blockchain’ technology that [...]
Neighborhood Exchange Boxes Help Geneva Reuse 32 Tons of Goods On street corners throughout Switzerland, colorful painted boxes the size of a pay phone booth declare: BOÎTES D’ÉCHANGE ENTRE VOISINS (A box for exchange between neighbors). Read more » > COMMUNITY SHARING Celebrate ShareFest Season by Hosting an [...]
“Ethical Markets endorses the Public Banking institute and I am proud to serve on its Advisory Board and contributed a Foreword to founder Ellen Brown’s latest book, THE PUBLIC BANKING SOLUTION “ . Check it out !, Hazel Henderson, Editor “ Public Banking Springs Forward During this long dark night of [...]
The Next System Project: Can We Imagine a Future Worth Fighting For? Creating the kind of society—and world—we’d like now and for future generations. Read more » > TECH Creative Commons Launches Open Business Models Initiative Helping entrepreneurs, organizations, and governments to use Creative Commons [...]
Updates from the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR). April 2015 Welcome to the April 2015 issue of GISR Insight. We are very pleased to announce an important new strategic milestone for the organization, a four-pronged [...]
More Secret Videos from Chevron Whistleblower Show Ecuadorian Villager Asking for Help Oil Giant Never Provided Published: Apr 17, 2015 – 01:20 PM EST OAKLAND, Calif., Apr. 17 /CSRwire/ - Amazon Watch has released more secret video footage from a Chevron whistleblower today, showing an Ecuadorian villager asking for help that Chevron never [...]
Shelby Danielsen, First Coast News, April 6, 2015 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One Spark 2015 <https://onespark.com/festival/2015> is expected to bring in another $2 million for the city of Jacksonville. More than 250,000 people are expected to attend the six day event throughout downtown from April 7 - 12. This year 555 "creators" will [...]
Today, we reported on two initiatives by the some of the largest cities in the world to significantly bring down greenhouse gas emissions. And there's another. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group - a network of cities across the world - has been sharing best practices since 2005. The group merged with the Clinton Global Initiative in [...]
This month, ILSR offers insight into how our projects connect to this month’s events, research, and news stories. –> Look Inside!
This month from ILSR: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) relied heavily on ILSR research for its recently issued new rules on Community Broadband Networks. Read our insight. Our article on how neighborhoods are developing their own commercial real estate has been widely discussed. Read the article. TODAY is the deadline [...]
We at Ethical Markets applaud this innovative financial initiative and will be reporting on future progress . Thanks to our advisory board member Linda Crompton and Laurie Spengler for alerting us ! Hazel Henderson, Editor We are pleased to announce that Sustainability | Finance | Real Economies – the Company, for [...]