Civic Economy - the economy as a social system, human interaction value as a social product
some no-regrets tips and suggestions you can do now that will make your home and community more sustainable
As the largest single tract of virgin timberland in Wisconsin, the 218,552 heavily forested acres of Menominee tribal land are bound to stand out.
Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) in terms everyone can understand- while telling you what's at stake for your community
Over the nearly 600 years since the onset of the Commercial Revolution, we have as a species learned a great deal about the making of money and we have created powerful institutions and technologies dedicated to its accumulation. But in our quest for money, we forgot how to live.
Football fans in Wisconsin, Appalachian chefs, Mexico City's poor, Finnish villagers, and west coast fishers -- all are creating economies unique to their cultures and eco-systems
Banking on Earth, Light, Water by Berito Kuwar U'wa of the U'wa People -- Buddhist Self-Reliance by Tuenjai Deetes -- Eco-Justice in the Niger Delta by Oronto Douglas
When workers own a bank, when a town provides high-tech infrastructure, when non[rofits go into business - these are enterprises that sustain communities and empower employees.
Maybe next time, with the help of planning for Y2K, communities will be ready with sustainable solutions to tomorrow’s crises.
I’m reminded of something Gandhi said – if we’re going to change the world, we have to start with the children.
While the European community is creating one big currency, communities in Ireland, Scotland, and elsewhere in Europe are turning to local currencies as a means to regain control of their economic futures.
The Kyoto accords on global warming set the stage for an historic choice. We can give away yet another global commons or claim the sky as a trust benefiting all the people of today and of the future
Gar Alperovitz is an historian and political economist, president of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives, and a PFN board member. He is interviewed here by YES! editor Sarah van Gelder.
Troubled by the difficulties of a clean and green existence? Whipsawed by confusion because you want to live sustainably but you just don't know how? Don't worry...Ask Doug and Annie.
Education Resources Guide: Groups - Books and Magazine - Multimedia
Book Review: How Wal-Mart is Destroying America: and What You Can Do About It, by Bill Quinn
At age 17, Fauziya Kassindja had a good life--loving parents who flouted village tradition by educating their daughters; two brothers and four older sisters who doted on her; a close-knit community of friends; and, by Togo standards, an upper class existence.
Something very important has been quietly building up in the American economy over the last few decades--something which could have portentous implications for the new century: Workers in very, very serious numbers are beginning to own the firms in which they work.
Former gang members from one of Mexico City’s poorest and toughest suburbs are teaching teens and adults about self-reliance and sustainable living
Show the kids and yourself that you still believe in the future.
If we want children to flourish, says educator David Sobel, we need to give them time to connect with nature and love the Earth before we ask them to save it
Veteran teacher Vivian Gussin Paley witnessed a peculiar phenomenon in her kindergarten classroom year after year--without fail, a caste system developed within each group of students.
After years of misrepresentation in the media, Native American filmmakers are taking control of their own stories, including in a new breakthrough film produced, directed, and written by Native Americans
Creating myths helps students work through their fears and worries in a fantasy format.
I propose a national effort to engage students in making schools, colleges, and universities models of ecological design that can be seen and experienced.
Three years ago, an article appeared in the education section of News Week magazine about the Iowa communication network and its strides in building technology into schools.
Critics now extend far beyond those who have long hammered the IMF and World Bank.
Parker Palmer Interview by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
From the evidence gathered on this and other campuses, it is clear that colleges and universities can reduce environmental impacts, improve services, reduce costs of campus operations, and do so in a way that is an educational asset.
A former New York teacher of the year, John Taylor Gatto, says real education is about learning wisdom, self-reliance, culture, and leadership, not fitting kids in the economy's pigeonholes
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No one knows what may come of the Y2K computer bug, but some are preparing together for the worst - and rediscovering community, self-reliance, and hope for the future
A diverse list of 101 Ways to Get Educated for readers.
When a mother meets her son's murderer, grief and anger turn into action.
On May 26th of 1998, Australia witnessed an event without precedent across the world. People stopped to commemorate Sorry Day, expressing their sorrow for a tragic episode in Australian history – the practice of removing Aboriginal children from their families with the aim of assimilating them into Western culture.
Book Reviews: The Argument Culture, Heaven's Face Thinly Veiled, The Plain Reader, The Community of the Future, by Frances Hesselbein
Deborah Tannen, Heaven's Face Thinly Veiled, edited by Sarah Anderson, The Plain Reader, The Community of the Future, by Frances Hesselbein
Resources for Cities and Their Governments, by Mark Roseland reviewed by Guy Dauncey - YES! Magazine