Where are communities taking charge of their energy future? Which states give communities the most power? ILSR's Community Power Map provides an interactive illustration of how communities are accelerating the transition toward 100% renewable energy and how policies help or hinder greater local action.
The U.S. vehicle market will undergo a massive technology disruption from electric vehicles in the coming decades. Many analysts see the potential for surging sales of these efficient vehicles to enable smart grid management, but few have explored the local impact of electric vehicles: promoting energy democracy.
The electric utility monopoly is breaking up, but will renewable energy become another form of wealth extraction or will community renewable energy enable communities to capture their renewable power?
The (Re)Building Technology: Vol 2 zine is a compilation of practices and stories from 11 global community technology grantees, including "10 Community Network Lessons," facilitation exercises, diagrams of the network designs, and more!
Compiled by Ryan Gerety, Andy Gunn and Diana Nucera, for the first ever Community Technology Network Gathering at the 17th annual Allied Media Conference in 2015.
The zine explores digital justice issues, community facilitation best practices, collaborative network design, and examples of projects from Belarus, Detroit, Red Hook, India and more
Bike Ready reuses footage from Superstorm Sandy and the actual community based relief on two wheels provided to deliver supplies, communicate, evacuate and generate electricity. In the spirit of mutual aid, let's get ready, bicyclers everywhere! 4 minute video
Green Map's globally designed iconography is now matched to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Use them to improve communications about complex topics. More at http://GreenMap.org/icons
This document is the syllabus for the Center for Family Life's 6-session "Implementers" training on worker cooperative development for other community-based organizations. This syllabus generally follows the "Planners" training.
This document is the syllabus for the Center for Family Life's 6-session introductory "Planners" training on worker cooperative development for other community-based organizations.
This Cooperative Curriculum Overview includes the description and objectives of fundamental trainings for worker cooperative founding members, based on the Center for Family Life's development approach.