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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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GreenMoney Oct14_Positive Impacts of Community Investing

GreenMoney Oct14_Positive Impacts of Community Investing

  Why Not in Your Backyard?  New opportunities to invest for impact in your own community         by Cece Derringer, Homewise   A new survey published in May by the Global Impact Investing Network and J.P. Morgan offers clear evidence of the impressive growth of impact investing. The survey, [...]

Public Banking Institute: New Web Site Launched / Symposium Tomorrow

Public Banking Institute: New Web Site Launched / Symposium Tomorrow

Hi  - Check out our new web site - just in time for the Santa Fe symposium Saturday! Check Out Our New Website! After months of work, the new Public Banking Institute web site is finally LIVE. Click here to see it.  We have moved it to the Nationbuilder platform to better [...]

Public Banking Goes Live Online!

Public Banking Goes Live Online!

Public Banking Goes Live Online! The Santa Fe Symposium - Banking on New Mexico - will be live streamed on the web this coming Saturday, September 27. Click here for the main session at 9:30 MDT. Click here for the side session at 10:25 MDT. If you are working on public banking in your area, get a group together to watch it and discuss the [...]

US Seed Libraries Mobilize to Protect Their Right to Share

US Seed Libraries Mobilize to Protect Their Right to Share

Received this from a friend? Subscribe to Shareable's newsletter.   US Seed Libraries Mobilize to Protect Their Right to Share Seed Librarians come together to meet the new regulatory threat to their vital service. >> Read more How [...]

The Slow Money Letter: September 2014: BeetCoin

Dear Slow Money Friend, Our summer was eventful and this fall is shaping up to be even more eventful. Over the past several months, our growth has continued apace. We've now got 20 local networks and 13 investment clubs, and we've passed $38 million in funding to 350 small food enterprises. Looking ahead, November’s gathering in Louisville, [...]

Ocean Film Festival presented to the People of Samoa by the United Nations

Ocean Film Festival presented to the People of Samoa by the United Nations

Ocean Film Festival presented to the People of Samoa by the United Nations   (Apia, Samoa) 26 August 2014 – As a special gift to the people of Samoa for hosting the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, the United Nations is sponsoring a four-day film festival in partnership with the United States-based BLUE [...]

Shareable:6 Coliving Networks Reinventing Home

Shareable:6 Coliving Networks Reinventing Home

Received this from a friend? Subscribe to Shareable's newsletter.    Find out about sharing projects, events and more in your city by clicking: HERE 6 Coliving Networks Reinventing Home Ideas and intentions, projects and purpose all come together in a true coliving [...]

Energy Self-Reliant States: Why Aren’t Rural Electric Cooperatives Champions of Local Clean Power?

Energy Self-Reliant States: Why Aren’t Rural Electric Cooperatives Champions of Local Clean Power?

I spoke yesterday at the Illinois Renewable Energy Fair in Oregon, IL, and the presentation will be posted shortly on ILSR.org. Being out in rural Illinois made me wonder, Why Aren’t Rural Electric Cooperatives Champions of Local Clean Power?  A few thoughts shared on the blog... Keep your energy local! John P.S. You may have [...]

Walkable Urbanism, ‘Ugly Fruits’ & Spain’s 15-M Movement

Walkable Urbanism, ‘Ugly Fruits’ & Spain’s 15-M Movement

      Setting the Record Strait on the Legality of Seed Libraries Seed Law Basics, Using the Letter of the Law, Working Within Grey Areas, Crowdsourcing a Seed Law Library and Making New Laws! >> Read more Can Walkable Urbanism Boost the Economy?   A new study out of [...]

Energy Self-Reliant States: On the air talking solar ownership!

Energy Self-Reliant States: On the air talking solar ownership!

On the air talking solar ownership! Community solar gardens are now set to grow in Minnesota, but the PUC decision shows a few weeds that were planted in the original rules for solar adopted in 2013. And I'm on the air talking solar ownership with Arnie Arnesen on [...]

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