Sustainable Foods Summit Europe and Latin America: Major Outcomes

We have just published a news release about the outcomes of the recent editions of the Sustainable Foods Summit, hosted in São Paulo (29-30 June) and Amsterdam (9-10 June). A major outcome is that there are no simple solutions for the sustainability challenges facing the food industry. Discussions covered future …

Announcing the 2016 Fuller Challenge Semifinalists!

2016 FULLER CHALLENGE SEMIFINALISTS ANNOUNCED! July 12th, 2016, New York City – The Buckminster Fuller Institute is pleased to announce the Semifinalists for the 2016 Fuller Challenge. Now in its 9th annual cycle, The Fuller Challenge remains the only award specifically working to identify and catalyze individuals and teams employing …

Austin’s New Ridesharing Alternatives, Forming a Worker Co-op & Free Farm Stand

New ridesharing alternatives thrive after Uber leaves Austin Austin is a case study in how cities can encourage enterprises to be democratically-owned, ensuring that public interest comes before shareholders’ interests. The commons as a living process: David Bollier on transforming our system “More than a political philosophy or policy agenda, the commons is an …

Brazil Important Player in Sustainable Foods

 Brazil Important Player in Sustainable Foods Sustainable ingredients, food traceability and tackling waste were focal themes of the 2nd Latin American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit. Hosted in São Paulo on 29-30th June, the summit brought together leading organizations involved in sustainability and eco-labeling in the food industry. Ricardo …

Do you have one minute for solar?

ONE MINUTE 4 SOLAR?  We’re on the verge of a huge solar victory, but we can’t win without your support. Whether you have one minute or one hour, we have a list of important actions you can take to spread the word about Amendment 4: Have just one minute to spare? …

Win Your 2016 Pass to the Summit

Leer en español. Make a #CoopsFor2030 pledge and become a finalist! Today, the International Co-operative Alliance is launching #CoopsFor2030, an online platform where cooperatives can make pledges to show the world how they help achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations. Show your power to …

Three big breakthroughs from central banks

“We at Ethical Markets are encouraged by this news,  and saddened to see the confusion of Britain’s voters, forced by an impoverished, binary political debate to  choose between “IN”  or “OUT “ of the EU, manipulated by power-seeking politicians.  The Conservatives demonized big government, regulation and bureaucrats by scapegoating Brussels.  In …

What a $100 Investment Can Do for Struggling Homeowners

What a $100 Investment Can Do for Struggling Homeowners Not too long ago, in a predominantly black neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, where median household income is around $35,000, a homeowner was in trouble. She found herself with a mortgage for $142,200 at 7.99 percent interest, resulting in …

Early summer update from the WFC!

Dear friends,  With summer in our step, we look back on an exciting and eventful month. From witnessing environmental education in action and working to create a world without nuclear weapons to educating policy-makers on effective responses to domestic violence and making the case for ‘community energy’ – this edition of our newsletter fills …