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Top 10 Trends in Sustainable Investing: Local Dollars, Local Sense

November 20th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

We are in the middle of an economic revolution toward much more local investing. The collapse of mammoth Wall Street banks, the LIBOR scandal and corrupt corporate malfeasance have given rise to growing support for regional credit unions, cooperatives and time banks, as well as increasing interest in loaning money to small independent neighborhood businesses. Michael Shuman, the director of research and economic development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), has written about this expanding money revolution in his recent book, Local Dollars Local Sense

Green Inclinations, No Kids: Celebrating the Many Joys of Being Child-Free

July 3rd, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Just like Anderson Cooper this week, I also feel compelled to come out of the closet and highlight a very obvious fact about myself: I am child-free, never ever wanted to have kids, and I embrace these choices openly, with pride. Our culture often treats those who have no desire to be parents as abnormal, and there is still not much societal support for deciding to not increase our planet's rapidly expanding population

Rio+20 Conference Calls for Pollution Action, but Bickering Continues

June 25th, 2012 | by ecolocalizer

At the recent United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, New Zealand teenager Brittany Trilfold told the world to stop bickering and focus on protecting the environment better for her future and for the future of the world. Twenty years previously, 12-year-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki had done the exact same thing. This insight from these youth is much-needed advice for the two largest polluting economies in the world, the US and China, but will they listen

Repair Cafes Build Community & Promote Locally Based Sustainability

May 16th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

At Amsterdam’s busy Repair Café crowds of different people come to the community center with various items that are not working properly — the broken objects will be repaired for free by volunteers who love to fix things, as well as teach others how to make simple repairs. The social environment the cafe creates not only enables individuals to divert waste, share their knowledge, develop skills and save resources, but also helps to strengthen local communities and foster meaningful connections among neighbors and strangers

Crowd Funding: People Helping People

April 16th, 2012 | by ecolocalizer

Got a cool eco or social project you want crowdfunded? EcoPreneurist can give you a leg up and feature your Kickstarter or Indiegogo project story here for some extra love. So go ahead and send us that email, but first, here are some instructions

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