“Localization is the Economics of Happiness”
by Brooke JarvisFeb 16, 2011
- We know what makes us happy—but too often our economic decisions stand in the way. Helena Norberg-Hodge, director of the Economics of Happiness, on how to change all that.
5 Ways to Help Your Community Go Local
by Jeff MilchenFeb 03, 2011
- Buy Independent and Buy Local campaigns have a big effect, according to a new survey of independent businesses. Here's how you can reap the benefits for your local economy.
How to Be a Car-Free Family
by Angela and Dorea Vierling-ClaassenFeb 02, 2011
- Tired of paying car insurance, sitting in traffic jams, and guzzling too much gas? Advice for finally moving beyond the car.
Farmer by Farmer, an Organic Transition
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadJan 31, 2011
- After decades of chemicals, farmers in the Philippines are seeing the benefits of organic farming. But what convinced them to make the switch in the first place?
Washington State Joins the Movement for Public Banking
by Ellen BrownJan 24, 2011
- The legislature will consider whether to move its funds from Bank of America to a publicly owned bank that would keep the state's money working locally.
Rocky Times Ahead: Are You Ready?
by Sarah Byrnes, Chuck CollinsJan 20, 2011
- This isn't a future you can, or should, face alone. How to make sure you don't have to.
Food for a Rooted Future
by Robin Broad, John CavanaghJan 18, 2011
- In the Philippines, a new kind of conventional wisdom about food: chemical free, community strong.
The Age of Vulnerability
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadJan 03, 2011
- The 2008 financial crash redefined what it means to be economically vulnerable. Some nations are responding by building more rooted local economies. Will the U.S. learn from them?
Learning to Live on Less
by Sarah ByrnesDec 23, 2010
- Connie Allen started a support group for friends adjusting to smaller incomes.
10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010
by Sarah van GelderDec 22, 2010
- There was plenty of disappointment and hardship this year. But the year also brought opportunities for transformation.
Yes, There is An Alternative
by Robin Broad, John CavanaghDec 20, 2010
- More and more people, communities, and nations are taking steps to reduce their vulnerability to a volatile global economy.
Seeding Small Business: 5 Ideas from Detroit
by Stacy MitchellDec 17, 2010
- Detroit entrepreneurs are learning to rely on each other, finding the seeds of a new economy in resources discarded by corporate America.
Bellingham, Washington: Good Jobs, Locally Grown
Dec 09, 2010
- Video: How this close-knit community is keeping jobs close to home.
Finding Rootedness in the Age of Vulnerability
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadDec 06, 2010
- In an increasingly vulnerable world, we’re searching for rooted communities—and what we can learn from them.
The Road to Right-Size Cities
by Frank and Deborah PopperNov 16, 2010
- The American fable of all-but-permanent urban and economic growth is over. How cities can prepare for a smaller, but not necessarily worse, future.