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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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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 [...]

DIY Wireless Network in Greece & Top P2P Trends

DIY Wireless Network in Greece & Top P2P Trends

  Sarantaporo residents create commons in rural Greece through a DIY wireless mesh network The network provides access not only to the mainly agricultural communities, but also to local doctors, who are now able to reach national health service servers. Read more » COMMONS Top 10 P2P Trends of 2015 There is now a palette of [...]

Open Source Fashion, Coop Gift Ideas & Benefits of Coworking

Open Source Fashion, Coop Gift Ideas & Benefits of Coworking

5 projects leading the open source revolution in fashion Through technological innovations and the open sourcing of design and manufacturing, people are producing quality clothes without relying on big fashion houses. Read more » > SHARING Help power the sharing movement Here are three ways in which we helped propel the sharing [...]

Rio Conventions Pavilion Bulletin – Vol. 200 No. 28 – Issue #9

Rio Conventions Pavilion Bulletin – Vol. 200 No. 28 – Issue #9

RIO CONVENTIONS PAVILION HIGHLIGHTS: 10 DECEMBER 2015 The final day of the RCP at UNFCCC COP21 convened on 10 December 2015, in Paris, France. The day was convened under the theme ‘Synergies and Tradeoffs in Land-based Climate Change Mitigation and Biodiversity.’ Two sessions took place, namely: synergies and tradeoffs in land-based [...]

Pinchot Beacon – Co-op Program Receives a Boost, Pinchot Holiday Shopping Guide and more

Pinchot Beacon – Co-op Program Receives a Boost, Pinchot Holiday Shopping Guide and more

Cooperative Management Certificate receives significant donation The January launch of Pinchot's certificate program in cooperative management just received additional momentum. Sincerest thanks to the generous donation of our supporters at Seattle's Central Co-op. Read More Support Sustainability - From fancy foods and consumer goods to [...]

Community Wealth Building, Coworking Grows Up & Revolutionary Smart Locks

Community Wealth Building, Coworking Grows Up & Revolutionary Smart Locks

5 cities building wealth through people power These cities are home to innovative models of worker-owned coops, land trusts, publicly-owned energy and more. Read more » > SHARING Support our work in growing the sharing movement Please make a contribution today. Donate here » > SOCIAL CHANGE Q&A with Gabriel Metcalf on [...]

A Public Bank Coming to Pennsylvania !!

A Public Bank Coming to Pennsylvania !!

We are now confident of action in the new year by Philadelphia City Council to move for creation of a Task Force to recommend how best to establish a public bank for the City of Philadelphia. This is BIG NEWS, news that will reshape the landscape of municipal finance: putting the public credit to work for the public good. This is news that [...]

Help Save the Postal Service & Expand Affordable Banking!

Help Save the Postal Service & Expand Affordable Banking!

We hope you had a good Thanksgiving weekend. You may live in or may have traveled to a region that has not recovered from the Great Recession. Big Bank misconduct was a major cause of the crash. The $trillion plus we paid to bail out Wall Street didn't "trickle down" to us, and failed to relieve the credit crunch that still grips entire regions of [...]

6 Online Resources That Will Make Your Cooperative Identity Shine

6 Online Resources That Will Make Your Cooperative Identity Shine

6 Online Resources That Will Make Your Cooperative Identity Shine  The cooperative branding If you are interested in a cooperative identity for your business, read on to get the facts about the various resources available to you. Learn more… What It’s Like to Participate in the Young Leaders Program Discover what Shobhita already [...]

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