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Help for Haiti: Time for New Ideas
by Nikhil Azizposted Mar 29, 2010
- International aid has increased Haiti's food dependency and undermined its democracy. How can the world help Haiti recover without repeating past mistakes?
Church in Our Times: Spirit and Security in the Face of Crisis
by Andrée Zaleskaposted Mar 15, 2010
- Churches are rediscovering their role as community centers, helping to relocalize and revitalize struggling communities.
Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century
by Grace Lee Boggsposted Feb 26, 2010
- A broken Haiti highlights the need for locally-rooted and resilient economies everywhere.
The Power of Local
by Jeff Milchenposted Feb 18, 2010
- Through mutual support and community education, independent businesses are finding ways to promote local economies and even outperform chains.
This Valentine's Day, Break Up With Your Wall Street Credit Card
by Chuck Collinsposted Feb 12, 2010
- Hidden fees? Fine print? International financial meltdown? It might be time to re-evaluate your relationship.
The Work that Reconnects
by Pamela O'Malley Changposted Feb 09, 2010
- As residents plan Transition Albany, they're turning to Joanna Macy for guidance in building resilient communities.
How Do I Invite You to Grow Food?
posted Feb 07, 2010
- Janaia Donaldson of Peak Moment Television interviews Jenny Pell of Permaculture Now!
Meet the Radical Homemakers
by Shannon Hayesposted Feb 01, 2010
- How families are achieving ecological, social, and economic transformation... starting under their own roofs.
Move Your Money
posted Jan 13, 2010
- Move Your Money is a growing national movement to switch money out of big, national banks and into local, community banks. A video paralleling "It's a Wonderful Life" promotes the campaign.
Smarter School Lunches
by Ellen Mahoneyposted Jan 12, 2010
- Healthy, local food for all kids? "Renegade Lunch Lady" Ann Cooper is starting a revolution in school cafeterias.
Seeds of a Movement for the Unemployed
by Jake Blumgartposted Dec 15, 2009
- Where do working Americans turn when they lose their jobs?
Growing Local: Interview with BALLE's Michelle Long
by Brooke Jarvisposted Nov 29, 2009
- By working with local businesses, Michelle Long helped make Bellingham, Washington a national leader in urban sustainability. As executive director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, she's taking her vision to cities around North America.
Slow Money: Bringing Money Down to Earth
by Brooke Jarvisposted Nov 16, 2009
- Is there such a thing as money that's too fast? Slow Money founder Woody Tasch says yes, and he's trying to slow money down by connecting investors to their local economies.
FRESH :: Film Trailer
posted Nov 11, 2009
- Given the environmental and health consequences of industrial agriculture, what would it look like if we re-invented our food system?
Reviving the Local Economy with Publicly Owned Banks
by Ellen Brownposted Oct 14, 2009
- The Fed may have played all its cards, but state and local governments still hold a few aces: publicly owned banks that could funnel credit where it is needed most, directly into the local economy.