Large utility companies control about 75 percent of the electricity market in California. A hybrid between a public agency and private utility, the new Community Choice program is a model for communities that want greener, cheaper energy.
The next big trade deal is poised for a congressional vote in 2016. Here's what that means for the planet.
There would be no Cesar Chavez without the Filipino manongs of Delano, California, whose decision to strike set off the most significant labor movement the United States has ever seen.
Just six companies control 63 percent of the commercial seed market. But seed libraries offer us an opportunity to reclaim the seed commons and create our own community food systems.
Just a year and a half after the St. Louis area became internationally known for racism, the city is considering building a billion-dollar stadium. If justice was our priority, says organizer Julia Ho, those tax dollars would be spent very differently.
To debate this crucial issue in the new economy, we’re co-hosting a panel on November 9 with experts in the field. Please RSVP and join us!
A co-op training program in Brooklyn could serve as a model for other cities looking to combat the effects of gentrification for long-time residents.
Who needs banks when you have communities? And organizations like Mission Asset Fund have even figured out how to use the system to raise credit scores.
Laurence Brahm advises the Chinese government on economic and environmental policy. Here’s what he thinks the United States can learn from China.
When Republic Windows and Doors closed down without giving workers notice, the issue drew national attention. Since then, they’ve turned the factory into a worker-owned co-op—where they hold the power.
Typically, we solve problems by expanding the economy. When it comes to the environment, that will only make things worse.
A Louisiana university helps solve the national shortage of black doctors, Uber drivers are left with car payments after a raise in fees, and Mother Jones explores whether mammograms do more harm than good.