‘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.
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 [...]
Serving the Underserved: Building Alternative Financial Services in Low-Income Communities When: April 15, 2015 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Where: Westerfield Conference Center | 1800 S. Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA Cost: $45 per [...]
March 2015 The Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars Education & the Arts As part of our campaign to add 25 social enterprise stars to our loan portfolio over the next year, we’re looking for new borrowers in all three of our focus areas: Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. These are broad [...]
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, [...]
Link to webpage version of this newsletter http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs072/1100594 Greetings! How do we approach urban planning and resource management in ways that preserve health and the [...]
NYC Economic Development Corporation and the Community of Certified B Corporations Launch ‘Best For NYC’ Challenge
NYC Economic Development Corporation and the Community of Certified B Corporations Launch 'Best For NYC' Challenge Yesterday the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the community of New York's Certified B Corporations were joined by the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development and a group of New York City community [...]
Vermonters Lobby for Public Bank—And Win Millions for Local Investment Instead Right before 2014 came to a close, wall street won an enormous victory in the year-end spending bill. The so-called “CRomnibus” bill, which included language written by Citigroup lobbyists, gutted a key piece of wall street reform meant to prevent [...]