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BRC 2009 Theme: "Humanizing Our Lives, Humanizing Our World" Can a deeper faith in the potential of the self for positive growth spark a more enduring compassion for others, indeed for all of humanity and the environment supporting us? (more…)
By Jeremy Brecher The Nation - February 16, 2009 At the first Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference, held in Pittsburgh a year ago, advocates of green energy bemoaned their inability to get a modest renewable-energy tax credit through Congress over the opposition of the Bush administration. (more…)
Congress just passed the FINAL version of the economic recovery bill. And guess what? $500 million for green jobs training is included in the package! This is a huge victory. And together, we've been fighting for it for more than a year. Read more...
North American Trees Dying Twice as Fast Our trees are dying. Throughout the western United States, cherished and protected forests are dying twice as fast as they did 20 years ago because of climate change, researchers reported in the journal Science. (more…)
January 2009 As we transition from a burgeoning economy to one that's rapidly deflating, people are realizing that placemaking offers the ideal approach to improving our cities and neighborhoods in these hard times. (more…)
On October 9, 2008, the Black Economic Council (BEC) hosted its 3rd Annual Urban Economic Conference-"The Democratization of the Capital Markets" The conference which provided knowledge and resources that minority businesses and families must have to facilitate equal access to capital, highlighted the need for preserving minority-owned banks, as [...]
Organic food growth slows amid downturn Jan. 28 -- London/Chicago -- (Reuters) - As recession drives consumers to cut costs, their commitment to organic food has been tested with sales growth slowing -- but so far, sales are not falling. How green are our wallets? Grown without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides, organic food has [...]
Last week, the 44th President of the United States was sworn into office, heralded by many—whether for his ancestry or the promise of his campaign—as the embodiment of change. Read more...
January 27, 2009 Report by Kemila Velan, Ethical Markets Media, Director of Communications The second annual Carbon Markets North America 2009 was held in Coral Gables, Fla. January 15. Among the 150 registered attendees were private equity investors, entrepreneurs, energy and utility officials and policy makers all concerned about the future [...]
It’s been a very exciting time as Barack Obama was inaugurated here in the Nation’s Capitol last week. Many do not realize that his mother, the late S. Ann Dunham, was active in the microfinance field in Indonesia and elsewhere in the 1980s. Read more...