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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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6 Cool Tools for Driving Behaviour Change and Innovation

6 Cool Tools for Driving Behaviour Change and Innovation

                              THE NEXT ECONOMY ASU Partners With Dutch City to Develop First 'Circular Economy' Regional Plan     Arizona State University (ASU) and the Dutch Municipality of [...]

Warren’s Post Office Proposal: Palast Aims at the Wrong Target

Warren’s Post Office Proposal: Palast Aims at the Wrong Target

Warren's Post Office Proposal: Palast Aims at the Wrong Target By Ellen Brown   Remembering the Pony Express by stampofapproval.com Investigative reporter Greg Palast is usually pretty good at peering behind the rhetoric and seeing what is really going on. But in tearing into Senator Elizabeth Warren's support of postal financial services, [...]

Shareable: Join the Quiet Revolution

Shareable: Join the Quiet Revolution

Weekly Newsletter  Subscribe to Shareable's newsletter.   Join the Quiet Revolution Want to be a Quiet Revolutionary? Help map the movement! >> Read more What's Driving Free [...]

The Stone that Brings Down Goliath? Richmond and Eminent Domain

In a nearly $13 billion settlement with the US Justice Department in November 2013,JPMorganChase admitted that it, along with every other large US bank, had engaged in mortgage fraud as a routine business practice, sowing the seeds of the mortgage meltdown. JPMorgan and other megabanks have now been caught in over a dozen major frauds, including [...]

Energy Self-Reliant States: Five Reasons Solar’s Win Over Gas in Minnesota is Just the Beginning

Energy Self-Reliant States: Five Reasons Solar’s Win Over Gas in Minnesota is Just the Beginning

Last week, I summarized the impact of the judicial ruling requiring Xcel Energy to buy peaking power from solar instead of natural gas: Five Reasons Solar’s Win Over Gas in Minnesota is Just the Beginning.  Also, I was quoted by Minnesota Public Radio about the release of the Minneapolis Energy Pathways Study, outlining four possible paths [...]

Communities Co-Evolving Toward Resilience

Communities Co-Evolving Toward Resilience By Greg Wendt, CFP, Stakeholders Capital; founder, Green Economy Think Tank “The road from here to sustainable, resilient cities and regions is hardly a straight one — there’s no one-size-fits-all recipe for success. Infrastructure, politics and finances — not to mention the uniqueness of [...]

The Power of Local Unity: Small US town enacts Free Food Trade

The Power of Local Unity: Small US town enacts Free Food Trade Posted on February 2, 2014 <http://news-beacon-ireland.info/?p=16547> Sedgwick, Maine, the first town in the US <http://www.foodrenegade.com/maine-town-declares-food-sovereignty/>  to legalize any kind of food transaction as free and legal in order to keep the [...]

Enough Is Enough: Fraud-ridden Banks Are Not L.A.’s Only Option

Enough Is Enough: Fraud-ridden Banks Are Not L.A.’s Only Option Posted on January 29, 2014 by Ellen Brown “Epic in scale, unprecedented in world history.” That is how William K. Black, professor of law and economics and former bank fraud investigator, describes the frauds in which JPMorgan Chase (JPM) has now been implicated. They [...]

From Austerity to Abundance: Why I Am Running for California Treasurer

From Austerity to Abundance: Why I Am Running for California Treasurer Posted on January 15, 2014 by Ellen Brown Governor Jerry Brown and his staff are exchanging high-fives over balancing California’s budget, but the people on whose backs it was balanced are not rejoicing. The state’s high-wire act has been called “the ultimate in [...]

Can sheep restore Patagonia’s grasslands? – Ellie Winninghoff

Can sheep restore Patagonia’s grasslands? – Ellie Winninghoff

Can sheep restore Patagonia's grasslands? Patagonia Inc is buying wool from ranches that aim to restore degraded land in Argentina with livestock, a controversial concept Ellie Winninghoff theguardian.com, Monday 23 December 2013 10.43 EST Gauchos herding sheep near Lake Argentino, in Patagonia. Photograph: [...]

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