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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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SELC and Shareable Kickoff Campaign to Save Seed Sharing in the U.S.

SELC and Shareable Kickoff Campaign to Save Seed Sharing in the U.S.

SELC and Shareable Kickoff Campaign to Save Seed Sharing in the U.S. Whats at stake and how you can do your part to keep Seed Libraries from being regulated out of existence. Read more » > COOPERATIVES Cabby-owned Taxi Cooperatives on the Rise Increasing job security, better pay, ownership all while providing [...]

How Greece’s economic crisis produced an emerging civil society in Athens

How Greece’s economic crisis produced an emerging civil society in Athens

How Greece’s economic crisis produced an emerging civil society in Athens Hundreds of groups have sprung up to help their fellow citizens with everything from a cup of coffee to prescription drugs. By Letty Reimerink OUR LAST URBAN INNOVATION [...]

Federation and Coopera Launch Campaign to Reach Immigrants Through Credit Unions

Federation and Coopera Launch Campaign to Reach Immigrants Through Credit Unions

"Ethical Markets  supports the further use of co-operatives, credit unions and such democratic forms of financial services. Cooperative enterprises already employ more people than all the commercial, for-profit companies in the world combined ( 2013 was the UN Year of Cooperatives)." Hazel Henderson, [...]

Policy Update: Policy Priorities and Accomplishments

Policy Update: Policy Priorities and Accomplishments

ASBC 2014 Policy accomplishments   The American Sustainable Business Council continues to expand its influence and access to policymakers in Washington, D.C and state capitals across the nation. Throughout the year, ASBC organized a series of ‘fly-ins’ which brought members [...]

WRI Digest: LAC Land Restoration Target | Climate Equity | India’s Low-Carbon Opportunity, and more!

WRI Digest: LAC Land Restoration Target | Climate Equity | India’s Low-Carbon Opportunity, and more!

        WRI DIGEST   20 x 20: The Ambitious New Latin America Land Restoration Target  Seven countries - Chile, Colombia, [...]

20 x 20: The Ambitious New Latin America Land Restoration Target

20 x 20: The Ambitious New Latin America Land Restoration Target

        WRI DIGEST   20 x 20: The Ambitious New Latin America Land Restoration Target  Seven countries - Chile, Colombia, [...]

From Vision to Action Plan: Raising the Global Level of Ambition through National and Local Action

From Vision to Action Plan: Raising the Global Level of Ambition through National and Local Action

IISD/ENB Presents: From Vision to Action Plan: Raising the Global Level of Ambition through National and Local Action 9 December 2014 | Lima, Peru On Tuesday December 9, 2014, delegates to the UNFCCC COP 20 discussed local climate action at the event, ‘From Vision to Action Plan: Raising the global level of ambition [...]

How EcoFarm Supported an Aspiring Farmer’s Path to Success

“In 2011, I attended the EcoFarm Conference for the first time, thanks to my Scholarship. It was there that I met one of my most important customers. At the time I had nowhere to sell and didn't know who to approach. While attending a Marketing to Retail workshop, I got up in front of everyone, introduced myself, and explained my search for [...]

Is Per-Capita Electricity Use Permanently Flat in the U.S.?

Is Per-Capita Electricity Use Permanently Flat in the U.S.?

I celebrated the U.S. holiday last week with family and hope you had a great one, whether or not you were eating turkey. I also took enough time to publish this chart on per capita electricity use in the U.S., with decade trendlines back to the 1960s.  We've made remarkable progress (on efficiency); also, you can see where the traditional [...]

An antidote to fast living

An antidote to fast living

An antidote to fast living The practice of mindfulness is one that has spread across Europe and America in recent years, partly through the teachings of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Because of the slowing down that mindfulness encourages, it has come to be seen as the antidote to our fast-paced modern lives. For [...]

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