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Local Economy

Summer Love: Farmers Markets, Community Heartbeat

Leah Mayor | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Leah Mayor

Farmers markets across the globe have long served as heart-centers for communities, a place where neighbors shop, interact, share recipes and tap into seasonality and taste of place.

Slow Money: Bringing Money Back Down to Earth

Ginna Kelly | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Ginna Kelly

As our dollars are invested in bigger corporations, located farther away from the land we live upon, we lose the quality and connection to our food.

No Black Friday

Laura Munson | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Munson

This holiday season, I want us to stop. I want us to continue the gratitude of the day before. I want us to sleep in and maybe take a walk into town later to see what the local shops have for sale. Even if it costs a bit more.

The Economy Is in Our Hands, We Just Don't Know It

Peter Block | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business
Peter Block

If you believe the news, the future of the economy is in the hands of President Obama, Chairman Bernanke of the Federal Reserve, Prime Minister Cameron in Britain, Italian and Greek debt, the G5, BRIC, and everyone else but us.

A 150 Mile Wardrobe: How One Closet Helped Kickstart a Local Economy (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

2011-09-27-Screenshot20110927at5.55.13PM.jpg "In 1965, 95% of the clothing in a typical American's closet was made in America... today less than 5% of our clothes are made here."

A Neighborhood Has A Job To Do

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

Neighbors have the capacity to know what we need. What we need are the gifts that surround us. What we need is each other. And when we act together, we will find the community way. The democratic way.

The Farmers Market From a Farmer's Perspective (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

You may want to check if the farmers market has opened up on your area. What a great way to welcome in the Spring season!2010-03-26-farmersmarket.jpg

Faux Localization: The New Greenwashing?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Buzzell

The trend toward local economies may be convincing the giant multinationals like Starbucks to start disguising the affiliations of their stores.

My Friend Ian Browde's Right Brain Reflections

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

With the election of Barack Obama as U.S. president, the world has entered a new economic context, "social or community capitalism," which will become our paradigm by 2015 - 2020.