Can we find our way back to treasuring what comes from far away while reveling in local, abundant foods, whose proximity makes them affordable and sustainable?
Organizations that aim to reduce the use of toxic chemicals have long focused on shutting down offending businesses. But this story from Boston shows another way.
Democratic ownership, localized food production, and a shift to renewables are key principles in this growing movement to re-envision our economy.
If you close the Amazon app, get off the couch, and shop at independent shops this holiday season, you could be helping rebuild your local economy.
A lead organizer of the protests against the World Trade Organization in 1999 remembers Tyree Scott, a quiet presence in the labor movement who urged unity when it mattered most.
"This is not a film about oppression," said Food Chains executive producer Eva Longoria. "It's actually about transformation."
From the Deep South to the West Coast, these entrepreneurs are making sure jobs and dollars grow—and stay—in places hardest hit by hurricanes, poverty, and gentrification.
Instead of loaning students money, the federal government could just pay for their tuition, without causing any significant economic problems.
In the summers of 2012 and 2013, a group of college students and recent grads bicycled across America, visiting cooperative businesses and re-imagining the country they were about to inherit.
“As we found ourselves choosing between rice, oatmeal, or potatoes for every meal, it occurred to us that being in poverty isn’t about how hard you work; it’s about how much money you make.”
Take a sneak peek at “Own the Change,” a new documentary about worker-owned cooperatives.
Local economies can be strengthened through the large purchasing power of local institutions. Here’s how the nation's second largest school district is doing it.