At the NEC’s Annual Meeting, representatives from a half-dozen formed a Rural Electric Co-op Working Group to support one another and the broader movement in developing strategies to help communities transform their rural electric co-ops into pillars of the New Economy. This month, we were thrilled to hear that the working group has received a $25,000 grant from Solidaire as part of their Movement R&D Fund.
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?
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
From healthy soils, to good local jobs, we bet you didn't know that compost can have such an impact! So think twice before you throw away your compostable food scraps… because one person's trash is another's black gold. Please help us spread the word!
ILSR supports the development of a diverse and distributed food waste reduction and recovery infrastructure. We hope local and state governments will consider using our hierarchy as a policy framework. We welcome comments and suggestions.
Growing Local Fertility: A Guide to Community Composting is based upon work supported under a grant by the Utilities Programs, United States Department of Agriculture and was produced by ILSR's Composting Makes $en$e Project and the Highfields Center for Composting.
Shortly after the economic meltdown of 2008, Korten fleshed out a vision of an alternative to the corporate Wall Street economy. He offers his analysis and guidance on mounting a grassroots campaign to bring about an economy based on shared prosperity, ecological stewardship, and citizen democracy.
This book describes how we humans live by stories and the stories that now govern our society set us on a path to certain self-destruction. It demonstrates the depth and significance of the contrast between the story by which we currently live and the nature and implications of the story now emerging.
Policies for Shareable Cities is the first policy handbook of its kind. It includes over 30 recommended policies for how cities should regulate the true sharing economy in the areas of food, work, housing, and transportation.