How to Stop a Pipeline: The People Behind the Unist’ot’en Encampment
by Tony MannoNov 17, 2015
- In British Columbia, a clan of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation has reoccupied its traditional lands in order to stop several proposed energy pipelines.
Gabor Maté: How to Build a Culture of Good Health
by Gabor MatéNov 16, 2015
- Physical well-being depends on more than keeping our bodies fit. Emotions and the people who come into our lives matter just as much.
The USDA Is Putting $34.3 Million Into Local Food Projects. Will It Be Enough?
by Leah PennimanNov 13, 2015
- Those in the food justice movement question whether the agency’s recent efforts are a superficial attempt to appear supportive of local food and minority farmers.
10 Reasons to Leave Your Company to Your Workers When You Retire
by Rob BrownNov 13, 2015
- It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity: Selling to employees can yield a better price, preserve a legacy, keep jobs and profits local—and maybe even eradicate inequality.
As Boomers Retire, Millions of Small Businesses Will Change Hands. Can We Keep Them Local?
by Alison LinganeNov 13, 2015
- A “silver tsunami” of retiring business owners is coming, and with it, one of the biggest changeovers of privately held companies in U.S. history. Here’s how we can help owners pass on their legacies—to their workers.
The Economics of Compassion: Can This City Wipe Out Debt by 2019?
by Sarah van GelderNov 13, 2015
- A "Jubilee" initiative in Cincinnati aims to wipe out the debts of the city's poorest people. Theologian Walter Brueggemann explains the idea's biblical foundations.
Can Cities End the School-to-Prison Pipeline? Relentless Organizers Are Tallying Wins
by Marcus Harrison GreenNov 13, 2015
- “We have always said that this is a battle of imagination over incarceration.”
The Curious Case of the Antidepressant, Anti-Anxiety Backyard Garden
by Daphne MillerNov 12, 2015
- Whether it's microbes in the dirt or fresh air—or both—researchers do know this: Gardening is strong medicine.
Energy Democracy: Inside Californians' Game-Changing Plan for Community-Owned Power
by Al WeinrubNov 12, 2015
- 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.
3 Ways the TPP Will Hurt the Climate—If We Let It Pass
by Ben LillistonNov 12, 2015
- The next big trade deal is poised for a congressional vote in 2016. Here's what that means for the planet.
After Decades in a Food Desert, These Neighbors Are Building a $2 Million Co-op—And They Own It
by Liz PleasantNov 12, 2015
- For nearly 20 years, the residents of this mostly African American Greensboro community had nowhere to shop for food. They tried to attract a big-box grocery store; when that didn’t work, they started their own.
New Economy Week Starts Here
Nov 12, 2015
- This week, we bring you five pressing challenges blocking our way to a better economy—and a dose of solutions.
Here’s What We’ll Do After the Paris Climate Summit Drops the Ball
by Jim ShultzNov 12, 2015
- No global agreement is coming to save the day. Our powers lie elsewhere, in our communities especially, and this is where we must take the battle.
Acts of Collective Imagination: Notes From the Chief Policy Wonk at America’s Department of Arts and Culture
by Arlene GoldbardNov 11, 2015
- What if we gave everyone a universal basic income, and studied the adverse impacts of development before razing neighborhoods? The policy agenda of a national network you didn’t know existed.
7 Paths to Development That Bring Neighborhoods Wealth, Not Gentrification
by Marjorie Kelly, Sarah McKinleyNov 11, 2015
- The plan to build better, more connected, flourishing communities is here—and it won’t require putting a Starbucks on every block.