A fair economy that works for people and the planet.
What will the transition to a "new economy" really look like? To find out, explore this interactive infographic from the group New England New Economy Transition.
Posted Mar 03, 2014
Can you be a revolutionary and a mayor? Chokwe Lumumba—who spent eight months as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, before he died—did his best to be both.
Posted Feb 26, 2014
A growing number of towns and cities have found a practical solution to homelessness through the construction of tiny-house villages—and housing officials are taking notice.
Posted Feb 20, 2014
The video, set in 2024, shows European bankers looking back at the passage of a tax that brought "serious money to the fight against extreme poverty."
Posted Feb 18, 2014
New Mexico's traditional landrace chile varieties have adapted to hot days, cold nights, and long dry spells. But can they survive modern agribusiness?
Posted Feb 14, 2014
Donations to a California nonprofit don't just fund one solar installation, but circulate from one project to the next.
Posted Feb 05, 2014
A trade deal likely to harm environmental and labor protections may be losing momentum. But it's not dead yet.
Posted Feb 03, 2014
The high-tech hubs and natural gas drilling the president called for in his state of the union speech aren't the answer to our economic woes. Instead, we need to follow the leadership already coming from communities, workers, and small-business owners.
Posted Jan 30, 2014
While the president outlined important steps forward last night, bolder steps are needed. Here are eight with the power to truly create the universal opportunity the president called for.
Posted Jan 29, 2014
Produce auctions are getting fresh vegetables into food deserts, building community, and helping rural farmers earn a living.
Posted Jan 13, 2014
From Switzerland to New York, it seems like people are talking more than ever about inequality—and its antidotes. Here are some of the most promising and provocative ideas from last year that could shift our course in 2014.
Posted Jan 08, 2014
The people of New York’s poorest borough fought to ensure that redevelopment of its castle-like landmark will benefit those who live there. Will it be a gamechanger?
Posted Jan 03, 2014
When thinking 40 years into the future, people step out of the current political situation, and our sense of what's possible becomes much more expansive. We are not only able to think bigger—we crave it.
Posted Dec 31, 2013
From new leadership in the fight against climate change to an uprising in the education system, there's a lot to be excited about in 2014.
Posted Dec 31, 2013
Beyond the headlines of conflict and catastrophe, this year’s top stories offered us some powerful proof that the world can still change—for the better.
Posted Dec 27, 2013