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Launching a solar commons The Evergreen Cooperatives of Cleveland, Ohio 2010: the year of Zombie Capitalism 2010 will be the year of the new currencies

Naked Capitalism: More on Goldman Shorts – McClatchy Weighs In

We support Arianna Huffington and Ron Johnson's  MOVE YOUR MONEY campaign . So if you want to move your money from the 4 biggest banks which got the most of your bailout tax money and are still using it and your deposits to gamble and trade in risky, offshore speculation, here are all the places you can go to find a safe , Federally-insured [...]

Federal Dollars Fuel Local Efficiency: Cities Ready to Lead

Washington, D.C. (December 23, 2009): In a new report released today, ACEEE presented profiles of over 40 municipal energy efficiency programs as a guide for cities and counties preparing to implement federally-funded energy efficiency and conservation plans. (more…)

The Emerging Fourth Sector

The Building Blocks of Society Organizations are the fundamental building blocks of society. Most human activity takes place through them: schools, churches, hospitals, grocery stores, governmental agencies, farms, homeless shelters, libraries are all organizations, created by people to meet different needs.  At the highest level, three primary [...]

Congress Set to Approve $247 Million for CDFI Fund!

The House and Senate this week will vote on conference legislation that would finalize the HIGHEST LEVEL OF APPROPRIATIONS EVER for the CDFI Fund! The conference legislation, negotiated between the two Houses, sets appropriations for the CDFI Fund in FY 2010 (October 1, 2009 – September 30, 2010) at $246,750,000.  The legislation also waives [...]

Earth Policy Institute: The Localization of Agriculture

Lester R. Brown In the United States, there has been a surge of interest in eating fresh local foods, corresponding with mounting concerns about the climate effects of consuming food from distant places and about the obesity and other health problems associated with junk food diets. This is reflected in the rise in urban gardening, school [...]

New Funding Initiatives for Microenterprise Development Organizations

Time to step back and reassess your plan for sustainability and growth? I recommend you check out the following three capacity building initiatives, funded by the SBA, to help microenterprise development organizations increase sustainability and achieve new levels of growth.  Participation is free, but space is limited to leaders that have a [...]

NACEDA and Root Change are proud to announce Managing Neighborhood Change’s (MNC) Collaborative Competition Interactive Website

NACEDA's Managing Neighborhood Change Collaborative Competitions (click here to learn more) are intended to facilitate the unearthing, aggregation, and promotion of tools and strategies used by organizations across the country working to achieve equitable community revitalization. We are currently accepting submissions and comments for the first [...]

EARN Accelerated M.S. in Community Economic Development

LEARN Community Revitalization Strategies, Capital Financing, Transit-Oriented Development, Sustainable Development, Workforce Development, and Affordable Housing. CONNECT National Network of 10,000 graduates in government, CDCs, banking & finance, and community organizing. Admissions Deadline December 1, 2009 Click for more [...]

nef e-letter

nef's event last month, The Bigger Picture: Festival of Interdependence, drew over 1,300 people to London's South Bank for a day of discussion, debate, skill-sharing and inspiration. We'd like to say a very big thank you to all the people who came along, particularly those who queued in the rain to get in, and also all of our volunteers, speakers [...]

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