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Go Local

Keeping benefits and accountability close to home.

My Best Investments Are Down The     Street My Best Investments Are Down The Street
by Judy Wicks
Social activist and local living economies advocate Judy Wicks shares her investment secrets.
Small Banks, Radical Vision Small Banks, Radical Vision
by Zach Carter
Local banks can change the world, one investment at a time.
Dollars with Good Sense: DIY Cash Dollars with Good Sense: DIY Cash
by Judith Schwartz
Three ways ordinary people are printing their own money without breaking the law.
Busted: 9 Economy Myths Busted: 9 Economy Myths
What the old economy didn’t do for us—and what a sustainable economy could do.
31 Ways to Jump Start the Local Economy 31 Ways to Jump Start the Local Economy
by Sarah van Gelder
Build a secure, sustainable economy at home and in your community.
Connect and Engage: Local Food Connect and Engage: Local Food
Here’s an array of colorful, practical, and compelling materials that you can use not only in your classroom but also in your profession and everyday life.
New Crop of Farmers :: Kristine & Ryan Jepsen   New Crop of Farmers :: Kristine & Ryan Jepsen
by Anna Stern, Kim Nochi
We wanted to prove to ourselves that small-scale sustainable agriculture can flourish, providing both good food and livelihoods for our friends, neighbors, and regional food network.
New Crop of Farmers :: Brian & Meghan Peterka      New Crop of Farmers :: Brian & Meghan Peterka
by Anna Stern, Kim Nochi
Today’s young farmers are protecting the land and the seeds, reclaiming farming traditions, and sharing the abundance with family and community. Meet a bunch of those young farmers in our photo essay.
Everybody Eats :: How a Community Food System Works Everybody Eats :: How a Community Food System Works
It begins with small farms working with natural cycles and ends with fresh food and stronger communities.
From the Publisher :: Sustainability in a     Crisis From the Publisher :: Sustainability in a Crisis
When we make choices that rely less on fossil fuels, global finance, and long supply chains and more on conservation, savings, and local production, we become less vulnerable to crises and more resilient in recovering from them. What once looked to the larger society like “hippie” behavior from the far-out fringe, now simply looks smart.
Community Land Trust Keeps Prices Affordable—For Now And Forever Community Land Trust Keeps Prices Affordable—For Now And Forever
by Daniel Fireside
Community Housing Trusts buy land and houses, not for profit, but to keep them affordable for low- and middle-income residents. Daniel Fireside looks at the success of Vermont's 25-year-old Champlain Housing Trust, which provides homes for 2,100 households.
Reinventing Our Food System Reinventing Our Food System
by Raj Patel
Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved, speaks to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now about the food crisis.
Has Your Town Declared Peace Yet? Has Your Town Declared Peace Yet?
by Ben Manski, Karen Dolan
Ben Manski and Karen Dolan show how local communities have quit waiting for the federal government and are making their own foreign policy
Who's Afraid of Economic Rights? Who's Afraid of Economic Rights?
by Carol Estes
Invisible Rights: We'll protect your right to vote. But not to eat. Economic human rights are in the Universal Declaration, but not in the U.S.
Theme Guide Theme Guide
A visual map of Go Local articles in the Winter 2007 issue.
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