Chuck Collins believes that extreme wealth inequality and our global ecological crisis are bad for everyone, including those with great wealth.
Whether or not you live in Vermont this new handbook presents 28 specific tools for promoting local investment, and presents examples of people, initiatives, and programs in Vermont carrying out each of them.
The banking system makes it tough for local businesses to get their hands on startup money. But creative entrepreneurs are finding solutions.
Noel on putting new economy ideas and principles into practice, a new model for Econ 101, and more.
Developing an investment paradigm for the future that’s rooted in local business and healthy food, first with Michael Shuman, and Slow Money with Carol Peppe Hewitt.
How do we find hope and meaning in a world where the powerful look out for themselves first, second, and always?
A recording of Michael Shuman’s talk to kick of New Economy Week.
Move your money from Wall Street to main street with these tips from Michael Shuman.
4 tips on how to work with others to build your local economy. From our series to celebrate New Economy Week.
Like most facets of our lives, including food, clothing, and jobs, our investments are becoming increasingly abstracted from our day-to-day reality. Very few people have the opportunity to invest in what they can immediately see, feel, touch or taste. The location of our investment dollars is increasingly “elsewhere,” and the sheer velocity with which money moves is mindboggling.
What we really need is to invest our capital (both financial and sweat) in community-owned, distributed, and small-scale renewable energy. Why? Because we must fundamentally remake the energy economy as if nature, people, and the future actually mattered.
Vermonter Susan Clark has co-authored the new book, Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home, Eric Becker is Chief Investment Officer at Clean Yield Asset Management in Norwich, on how to invest your money in local businesses, and how local businesses can attract local investment, and VBSR’s Scott Buckingham previewed next week’s VBSR conference.