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Cotton With Conscience
by Lily Hicks, Krista Vogelposted Aug 10, 2011
- How to wear cotton without wearing out the planet.
The Bookstore After Borders: Protecting Creativity from Consolidation
by Stacy Mitchellposted Aug 01, 2011
- From books to music, why retail consolidation is bad news for creativity—and what can be done about it.
Building a Resilient Congregation
by Sarah Byrnesposted Jun 24, 2011
- Religious congregations are embracing a new role: economic support groups.
Life in a Local Living Economy
posted Jun 17, 2011
- Video: How Bellingham, Washington keeps it local.
The Old Economy’s Not Coming Back. So What’s Next?
by Gar Alperovitzposted May 26, 2011
- We can't go back, and we really don't want to. We're witnessing the birth of something better: a new economy where livelihoods that are just, sustainable, and meaningful will be available to all.
Living Buildings, Living Economies, and a Living Future
by David Kortenposted May 18, 2011
- David Korten: Two ideas that bring me renewed hope that we can end our isolation from nature and from each other.
What a Public Bank Could Mean for California
by Ellen Brownposted May 16, 2011
- What the indebted state could gain from moving its money out of Wall Street.
Learning from the Biosphere
by David Kortenposted Apr 25, 2011
- Life provides us with time-tested system design principles. We violate them at our peril.
42 Ways to Not Make Trash
by Colin Beavanposted Apr 22, 2011
- Taking what he learned from his experiment, No Impact Man Colin Beavan offers 42 tips to move toward a zero-waste lifestyle.
Don’t Get Fooled Again: Writing Our Own Economic Future
by Sarah Byrnesposted Apr 20, 2011
- My neighbors and I know we can't go back to the old economy. But what can we do to build a new one?
Turning Points: Is a Different Future Possible?
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Apr 11, 2011
- With the citizen-backed blockage of a proposed aluminum smelter, is Trinidad and Tobago changing course toward a rooted future?
The Story of Refined White Rice
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Mar 28, 2011
- How a once nutritious grain was transformed into something unhealthy to eat.
A Choice for States: Banks, Not Budget Crises
by Ellen Brownposted Mar 25, 2011
- 7 ways state-owned banks could help states overcome budget deficits and boost their local economies.
In the Built Environment, the Tyranny of the Big, the Beauty of the Small
by Jason McLennanposted Mar 11, 2011
- Green building leader Jason McLennan on ways to keep our buildings and cities at a healthy, human scale.
An Oasis in a Food Desert
posted Mar 09, 2011
- Video: In West Oakland, a community cooperative is providing an alternative to fast food and packaged snacks.