" />
Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

 

Michelle Long: How locally owned businesses are starting to change the world


Michelle Long, executive director of BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies), explains how BALLE communities are using locally owned businesses to create a safe space outside the dominant system for the next economy to develop. She spoke at Shelburne Farms on June 11 at the Inspired by Slow Money conference. This audio was planned for inclusion in the June 28 Equal Time, but we ran out of time for it.

The Vermont chapter of BALLE is Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility.

Produced by Carl Etnier.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Find out more about Community Resilience. See our COMMUNITIES page
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.

 

This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.


A New Economy Will Help Save Rivers and Fisheries

Globalization and cheater economics have been destroying the world’s …

How a credit union is increasing access to affordable, responsible financial services

Founded in 1980, Self-Help works to create and protect ownership and …

David Graeber on the Utopia of Rules: Why Deregulation is Actually Expanding Bureaucracy

The current economic system advances through free trade and deregulation; …

The Shale Debt Redux

US shale and Canadian oil sands account for about 18% of global production. …

Transformation or Replication? On the Aftermath of the Greek Government Shift

We might err, but we believe that in the night of the elections in January …

The "Naturalness" of the Commons

When you live in a community, you see how it’s the most natural and …

The Global Economy’s “Impeccable Logic”

Does morality have any place in conventional economic thinking?