Saving our Seas – Tapping into the Wisdom of OceanElders

by Martha Shaw (New York, NY) – For 10,000 years, the ocean has been the life support system that has generously supplied us with air, food, and shelter in the embrace of a livable climate. In a perfect world, human beings might have fit nicely into the Earth’s ecosystem, in …

SAMOA: URGING SUSTAINABLE ACTION, UN OFFICIALS OPEN CONFERENCE BY LINKING SMALL ISLANDS TO GLOBAL ISSUES

New York Aug 31 2014 9:00PM     UN News Centre with breaking news from the UN News Service  Nukunonu Atoll seaside is one of the regions of the world vulnerable to the impact of the climate change. UN Photo/Ariane Rummery (file photo)   SAMOA: URGING SUSTAINABLE ACTION, UN OFFICIALS OPEN CONFERENCE …

2nd Annual Crowdfunding Symposium

  2nd Annual Crowdfunding Symposium LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE – SEPT 11/12 @ UC BERKELEY Shortly after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, we co-founded the Center for Crowdfunding Research at UC Berkeley. Now the program is hosting its second annual Academic Symposium on Crowdfunding Research and Policy. The event will be …

Radical Ecological Democracy: A Path Forward for India and Beyond

  July 2014 Bulletin Dear GTI Readers, This month, our publications survey the landscape of global civil society, identifying both challenges and opportunities. Burkhard Gnärig argues that international civil society organizations are wedded to a model of governance and operations out of sync with today’s challenges. They will need to …

Have You Heard? Fishermen’s Energy LLC Wins $47M U.S. Grant!

Have You Heard? Fishermen’s Energy LLC Wins $47M U.S. Grant! Company executives, environmentalists and lawmakers have hailed the grant by the U.S. Department of Energy as a boost toward New Jersey becoming one of the first states in the nation to develop offshore wind power. Read about this news here. …

Microbusinesses don’t just create jobs; they create GOOD jobs!

What has not been known, until now, is whether those jobs are any good?  Based on the seminal study published by the FIELD/aspen institute which used in-depth interviews of the employees of Accion East microbusinesses, the resounding answer to the question is ‘yes’!   In summary, the report highlights that 1) …

New GMO Studies Demonstrate ‘Substantial Non-Equivalence’

========================================================gm maize and counterparts. This makes a mockery of the regulatory principle of ‘Substantial Equivalence’The concept of ‘Substantial Equivalence’ was first introduced in 1993 by theOrganisation for US Food and Drug Administration, theCanadian Food Inspection Agency and Japan’s Ministry of egypt showed substantial non-equivalence and toxicity for GM cornIn April …

The Collaboration Economy: View leadership as a privilege, not a right

You and The Collaboration Economy Thank you for subscribing to my monthly e-letter. Once a month you will receive new collaborative leadership tips, insights on the latest collaboration and economic development trends, and exclusive interviews, quotes, and articles written by me that will equip you to succeed in the transition …

Third Industrial Revolution News: China Announces an $82 billion Plan to Establish a Third Industrial Revolution Energy Internet Across the Country

  China Announces an $82 billion Plan to Establish a Third Industrial Revolution Energy Internet Across the Country Liu Zhenya, Chairman of the Chinese State Grid Corporation, lays out China’s ambitious plan to lead the world into the Third Industrial Revolution in an article titled “Smart Grid Hosting and Promoting the Third …

CDFI Fund Announces $17 Million for Lending and Investments in Low-Income and Distressed Communities

Media Contact: Bill Luecht  |  202.653.0322  |  [email protected] CDFI Fund Announces $17 Million for Lending and Investments in Low-Income and Distressed Communities November 15, 2013 Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (cdfi Fund) announced awards totaling approximately $17 million to 85 FDIC-insured depository institutions for …