Our investments tend to fund consolidation and speculation. But new models are emerging that allow us to finance the economy we really want.
But our city planning policies are rigged against them. How can we support neighborhood businesses that slow the pace of life and encourage people to get to know each other?
Resilience depends on diversity, but banks and businesses just keep getting bigger. How can we break the cycle?
Big banks don't just undermine local economies—they're bad for your wallet, too.
International aid has increased Haiti's food dependency and undermined its democracy. How can the world help Haiti recover without repeating past mistakes?
Churches are rediscovering their role as community centers, helping to relocalize and revitalize struggling communities.
Local businesses are educating communities, changing economic policies, and even outperforming chain competitors.
Hidden fees? Fine print? International financial meltdown? It might be time to re-evaluate your relationship.
How families are achieving ecological, social, and economic transformation... starting under their own roofs.
Healthy, local food for all kids? "Renegade Lunch Lady" Ann Cooper is starting a revolution in school cafeterias.
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.
Interview with Woody Tasch, founder and president of Slow Money, a nonprofit that connects investors to local economies.