‘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.
Posted October 7, 2009 From Dr. Ashok Khosla, President of the International Union for Conservation and the Club of Rome, and also a member of Ethical Markets Advisory Board. Roger Revelle Centennial Symposium: Science for the Future and the Future of Science Ashok Khosla, Chair of Development Alternatives in New Delhi, President of the [...]
(October 2, 2009 - Milwaukee, WI) Donna Gambrell, Director of the Treasury Department's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, today announced the recipients of the FY2009 CDFI Financial Assistance (FA) awards at a ceremony in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore was also on hand for the event. Moore [...]
October 1, 2009 Impact Investing In the Spotlight: The Economist and Forbes Feature our Note Two major publications mentioned Calvert Foundation's Community Investment Note this week. The Economist discusses trends in financial innovations and poverty: "The rising interest in social finance is the product of several trends. First, the [...]
Posted September 23, 2009 by Michael Bartner Wanted to share some of the buzz following our Inaugural National Gathering in Santa Fe. We've been almost inundated with positive feedback. Now we just need another 998,500 folks or so, and we'll have our million signatories. . .The coming weeks and months should bring lots to report. Stay [...]
Posted September 22, 2009 An E-Publication from the Federation of Community Development Credit Unions. As most of you know, the U.S. Treasury Department's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund was created in the mid-ninties through the efforts of the Federation and our CDFI colleagues. Since that time, the Fund has provided [...]
Ellen Brown, September 19th, 2009 A landmark ruling in a recent Kansas Supreme Court case may have given millions of distressed homeowners the legal wedge they need to avoid foreclosure. Read more on Web of Debt...
Posted September 21, 2009 South Dakota is in the process of researching changes to our CDBG State Plan. We are interested in models that are working well to impact economic development into the future. (more…)
Posted September 21, 2009 (HELENA) – Governor Brian Schweitzer released a report on Montana’s restoration economy. This study estimates the economic benefits from restoration by completing a case study on the Silver Bow Creek Superfund site in the Upper Clark Fork Basin to determine what types and how many jobs are involved in the restoration [...]
.!.by Brian Landever All who are engaged by the phrase, "socially concerned economy" belong at this annual conference. Held at an outdoorsy retreat center in upstate New York, the four-day gathering, from August 15 through 18, 2009, was a celebration of solidarity and a review of the world's leftist activity. (more…)
By Orion Walker, Events Manager On September 16th-19th join the SLI for our biggest solar training event of the year; the 4 day Solar Business Training Series held in South San Francisco at the Green V Sustainable Center. This multi-track event offers solar business courses in economics, sales, finance and start-up strategy as well as [...]