What's the recipe for success in the restaurant business? Ask Judy Wicks - She rewrote it. At the White Dog Cafe she creates community and livable-wage jobs, involves customers in field trips for social change, and takes home good money.
Practical idealists from diverse movements, and perspectives consider the possibilities for transformational change.
The struggle goes far beyond race and rights. We are in the early stages of a new democratic revolutionary movement.
Twenty million Indians are disproving the West's favorite myths about work, self-interest, and community.
In May, the Positive Futures Network hosted the second in a series of gatherings called the State of the Possible. These pieces were written by two participants who both drew inspiration from the gathering.
Young offenders quickly get the message: You get three freebies before anyone takes you seriously. But all that changes at youth court
Yes, the internet is booming. But is that good news or bad news? Many of us fear that life online will reduce us to virtual human beings—isolated, dehumanized adjuncts to machines—or that e-commerce will inspire yet another wave of consumerism. Others, like philosopher and cultural historian Jean Houston, see the internet as a place where a new species intelligence is being born.
A Los Angeles nonprofit is showing that citizens can cool their neighborhoods and reduce the emissions responsible for global climate change
Eighty-six communities across the US have stopped Wal-Mart, K-Mart, and other big box retailers from locating in their town. Here’s how they did it.
Building bridges of understanding between members of a diverse multicultural society takes more than good intentions. Here are a few places to start...
Diana McCourt and Jane Wilson tell the story of Womanshare, which they founded in 1991 in a city known for its isolation. Members of this women's skills exchange build community, share their time and talents, and create new wealth
You don't have to participate in a local currency or service exchange to be part of the cooperative gift economy. Any time you do a favor for a family member, neighbor, colleague, or stranger you're part of it. Here are some ways you can spend time in the gift economy, where you'll find fun, freedom, and connection.