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‘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.

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Vermonters Lobby for Public Bank—And Win Millions for Local Investment Instead

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 [...]

Pay-As-You-Feel Cafe Feeds Thousands on Food Waste

Pay-As-You-Feel Cafe Feeds Thousands on Food Waste

Pay-As-You-Feel Cafe Feeds Thousands on Food Waste The Real Junk Food Project intercepts food headed for the landfill and turns it into restaurant-quality meals. Read more » > TECH 15 Apps to Boost Your Happiness While no app can compare to time with loved ones, nature, meditation, and exercise, there are [...]

Public Banking Institue Former Goldman Insider Endorses Public Banks

Public Banking Institue Former Goldman Insider Endorses Public Banks

Former Goldman Insider Endorses Public Banks The Banking on Colorado event a few weeks ago was a great success, and even if you have read articles or books by Nomi Prins, you really have to watch this video of her rousing keynote address. It was truly remarkable to see a former Goldman Sachs insider heaping praise on public banking, [...]

ISLR’s Democratic Energy Initiative

ISLR’s Democratic Energy Initiative

John explores how cities can use Minneapolis' utility partnership as a model. Plus, escape to a warmer place, *and* hear John at his next speaking engagement!--> Last week I escaped Minnesota for a few days in [...]

The fate of Florida’s marine ecosystems, wildlife and communities is on the line.

The fate of Florida’s marine ecosystems, wildlife and communities is on the line.

The fate of Florida’s marine ecosystems, wildlife and communities is on the line. When the threats are as massive as those posed by seismic blasting and offshore drilling, ocean lovers like us have no choice but to act. This is your opportunity to show up and be heard.   On Saturday, March 7, concerned ocean lovers from across Florida [...]

BFI Fuller Challenge 2015 Call for Proposals

The Buckminster Fuller Institute formally announces the Call for Proposals to the 2015 Fuller Challenge. Recognized as “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award”, the Fuller Challenge invites activists, architects, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, scientists, students and planners from all over the world to submit their innovative [...]

Bernard Lietaer Talk Now Available Online; Colorado Gathering This Weekend

Bernard Lietaer Talk Now Available Online; Colorado Gathering This Weekend

Our Cutting Edge Conversation with Bernard Lietaer broke all records for attendance last week! Our apologies to any of you who could not call in as the lines were full.  The conversation is now posted on our site for our members to enjoy. Also check out The Power of Public Banking with Tom Sgorous as well!  See below for links. Our [...]

Composting Coop, Seed Politics & Sharing for Global Change

Composting Coop, Seed Politics & Sharing for Global Change

New Report Points to Sharing as Unifying Force for Global Change Sharing As Our Common Cause details all the ways sharing can act as a unifying force to address multiple planetary crises. Read more » > COOPERATIVES Composting Coop Taps into the Unbroken Spirit of Rust Belt Cities How the Rust Belt Riders have ‘struck [...]

Larry Summers and Ed Balls on Income Inequality

C-Span, Jan. 15, 2015 Larry Summers and Ed Balls, chairs of the Inclusive Prosperity Commission (IPC), spoke about a report released by the IPC aimed at reinvigorating the middle class and reducing income inequality.?They were joined by former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and lawmakers from Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and [...]

yond Wall Street: the encouraging growth of new financial models

By Rosalinda Sanquiche, The Guardian, 14 January 2015 The term circular economy may be new to finance, but the concept is not. The circular economy has caught on in large part because of the need to eliminate waste, where the breakdown of one system leads to the creation of another. Hazel Henderson, futurist, economist and president and [...]

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