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How I Found Happiness (in 130 Square Feet) How I Found Happiness (in 130 Square Feet)
by Ella Jenkins
Photo Essay: Don’t think you know how to build your own house? Neither did 23-year-old Ella Jenkins before she picked up the tools and started.
Move Our Money Month Move Our Money Month
Still haven’t moved your money out of Wall Street?
Farmers Markets Move Online Farmers Markets Move Online
by Katherine Gustafson
Regional, web-based services to connect small-time growers to consumers are popping up around the country.
A DIY Civilization A DIY Civilization
by Colleen Shaddox
Can we create the machines of modern life sustainably, cheaply, and close to home?
Is It Time to Tax the Internet? Is It Time to Tax the Internet?
by Jay Walljasper
How our communities can stop losing out on business and tax revenue.
5 Ways to Make Your Dollars Make Sense 5 Ways to Make Your Dollars Make Sense
by Michael Shuman
Concerned about Wall Street’s devastating impact on communities? Then invest in yourself—the most local investment of all.
A Separation of Church and Bank A Separation of Church and Bank
Video: After Bank of America foreclosed on thousands of homes in their San Jose parish, the members of this Catholic church bid it goodbye—and took $3 million with them.
My Prices Are Not Too High: A Farmer Fires Back My Prices Are Not Too High: A Farmer Fires Back
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: Why are my prices higher than those at the supermarket? Glad you asked.
Local Economies for a Global Future Local Economies for a Global Future
by Jason F. McLennan
Yes, we need to relocalize—but that doesn’t mean we're headed for provincialism. Anticipating our near-heavy, far-light future.
For Farmers Everywhere, Small is (Still) Beautiful For Farmers Everywhere, Small is (Still) Beautiful
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Whether you’re worried about hunger, social crises, or climate change, the solution is the same: small-scale farming.
Why Own When You Can Share? Why Own When You Can Share?
Welcome to the new age of collaborative consumption.
Work, Reimagined: Detroit Gets Creative Work, Reimagined: Detroit Gets Creative
by Zak Rosen
How residents of America’s most famously down and out city are building livelihoods that also rebuild their communities.
The Great Money Migration The Great Money Migration
by Mark Engler
Just how effective was Bank Transfer Day?
Bank Transfer Day: A Guide to Closing Your Account Bank Transfer Day: A Guide to Closing Your Account
To protest the behavior of big banks, thousands pledged to switch to small credit unions on November 5. It’s not too late to join them by following these steps.
7 Smart Solutions for DIY Jobs 7 Smart Solutions for DIY Jobs
One alternative to looking for a job is to make your own. Here are seven ways communities are offering tools, training, and bright ideas to get workers started.
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