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Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions February 2010
Exclusive YES! interview: Wisdom from newest economic Nobel laureate
Elinor Ostrom was an unusual choice for the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. For one thing, she is the first woman to receive the prize. But what makes this award particularly special is that her work is about cooperation, while standard economics focuses on competition.
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Signs of Life: Small Stories About Big Change
In the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake that is believed to have killed more than 150,000 people, a call is growing for more long-term, sustainable solutions, such as debt relief. MORE…
The Swedish government announced new food guidelines that recommend eating habits based on greenhouse-gas emissions. MORE…
In a city with a history of corruption and lack of transparency, one elected official is restoring meaning to the term “public funds.” Alderman Joe Moore has launched what is believed to be the United States’ first experiment with “participatory budgeting.” MORE…
:: READ MORE SIGNS OF LIFE FROM BOLIVIA, THE MIDDLE EAST, WASHINGTON, AND EIGG.
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:: 10 WAYS TO STOP CORPORATE DOMINANCE OF POLITICS
It’s not too late to limit or reverse the impact of the Supreme Court’s disastrous decision.
:: WHY IS COSTA RICA SMILING? Tiny Central American country wins global happiness sweepstakes.
:: PUTTING THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS INTO PRACTICE
Countries around the world are beginning to apply the science of well-being to the decisions they make.
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Seed Savers Exchange
Ever thought of saving seed from your own garden? Take a peak at the largest non-governmental seed bank in the U.S.
Eighteen Days in Tehran
With a collection of photos of everyday life in Iran, Abdi Sami hopes to facilitate understanding.
VIDEO How Do I Invite You to Grow Food?
Jenny Pell, of Permaculture Now!, on why sustainable doesn’t mean giving things up, but gaining abundance instead.
Move Your Money
Send a message to big banks while supporting local financial institutions.
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