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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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Sinal do Vale Part 2 – Rio Green Belt Learning Journeys

Sinal do Vale Part 2 – Rio Green Belt Learning Journeys

Part 2 of Ethical Markets multi-part series on Sinal do Vale, an example of Community Development Solutions which reaches beyond borders, focuses on student, business leader and tourist adventures through the sites, sounds, and tastes of an Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil. In Part 1, we learned about the vision for Sinal do Vale and the efforts of [...]

Pay it forward: the New Zealand town where your time is a currency

When the port town of Lyttleton was devastated by a series of earthquakes, time banking helped the community harness the resources to rebuild The port town of Lyttelton in New Zealand is best known for its beautiful landscapes and as a major trade gateway to the South Island. What visitors to the town might not know is that this is also the [...]

Black Leadership Matters

Black History Month is a time to reflect, learn, and celebrate the countless contributions African Americans have made - a time to recommit to the work of Civil Rights and Community Engagement. One crucial step is incorporating Black Leadership principles into our organizations and society. We begin by acknowledging the last year of the [...]

Sinal do Vale Part 1 – Living Laboratory for a Resilient Future

Sinal do Vale Part 1 – Living Laboratory for a Resilient Future

Welcome to the Ethical Markets multi-part series on Sinal do Vale, an example of Community Development Solutions which reaches beyond borders. In Part 1, we learn about the vision for Sinal do Vale and the efforts of its founder, Thais Corral. Part 2, “Rio Green Belt Learning Journeys”, focuses on student, business leader and tourist [...]

CSRwire News Alert – Fifty Hawaii Public Schools Earn Prestigious ENERGY STAR®

CSRwire News Alert – Fifty Hawaii Public Schools Earn Prestigious ENERGY STAR®

Fifty Hawaii Public Schools Earn Prestigious ENERGY STAR® High-energy students and staff at Kekaha Elementary School just achieved an amazing, low-energy milestone. Conservation and Energy Efficiency Measures (EEMs) at Kekaha and 49 other Hawaii Department of Education schools set a new Hawaii green building record. Today, the United States [...]

Sustainable Foods Summit Calls for Greater Disruption

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 15th 2016 Sustainable Foods Summit Calls for Greater Disruption London –The food industry needs more disruption for sustainable development: this was one of the key messages from the North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit (www.sustainablefoodssummit.com/namerica). Hosted in [...]

The Populist Revolution: Bernie and Beyond, Ellen Brown

The world is undergoing a populist revival. From the revolt against austerity led by the Syriza Party in Greece and the Podemos Party in Spain, to Jeremy Corbyn’s surprise victory as Labour leader in the UK, to Donald Trump’s ascendancy in the Republican polls, to Bernie Sanders’ surprisingly strong challenge to Hillary Clinton – [...]

The Evolving Philanthropy Industry

by Hazel Henderson for CSRWire Talkback, January 22, 2016 Since the crises of 2008, the global financial system has shaken many societies, causing job losses, homelessness, sluggish economies, overhangs of unrepayable debt with central banks trying stimulative exercises to substitute for failing fiscal policies and political will.  Financial [...]

Public Banking Institute News: January 5, 2016

Public Banking Institute News: January 5, 2016

Public Banking Institute News: January 5, 2016 (Nonpartisan League cartoon from North Dakota, c. 1912) Encouraging news from Santa Fe, New Mexico--see our first story below! Let's party like it's 1919 and create public banks in cities and states all over! From the many resources on our website, to our podcasts, interviews, local workshops, [...]

Join Riane in one week – Free Caring Economy Starter Course

Join Riane in one week – Free Caring Economy Starter Course

"Caring for children properly, and valuing the unpaid and paid work of those who undertake this vital job, will determine America's future competitiveness, security, equality, and the wellbeing of its citizens."  - Anne-Marie Slaughter from 'The Failure of the Phrase 'Work-Life Balance'', The Atlantic online, December 16, 2015 Join Riane [...]

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