‘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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
Who Owns It "Ethical Markets agrees with these views on ownership by our esteemed Advisory Board member, Ed Mayo, of Britain’s pre-eminent Co-operative organization. Hazel Henderson, Editor. "
Traditional banks have abandoned communities, leaving people stranded. Just look at how many payday lenders have popped up in our communities across America in the last 20 years. There are more of them than there are McDonalds or Starbucks store locations. Postal banking serves the public, not Wall Street. From 1911 to 1966 the US Postal [...]
Putting powerful platforms under cooperative control Submitted by Benjamin Melançon on Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:07 On November 13th and 14th in New York City, several hundred people gathered to talk about the problems of an online economy reliant on monopoly, extraction, and surveillance—and discuss how to build a "cooperative Internet, [...]
Why You Should Organize a Side Event During the 2016 Summit 5 candid testimonies from 2014 organizers Since 2012, the Summit has been inviting associations, cooperatives, mutuals and businesses to hold events alongside the main program. Discover why participating organizations tap into this incredible opportunity… “We want youth to [...]